06/06/2012

MS HARTLAND -- To ask the Minister for Housing:

(1) What is the projected increase in revenue expected from the decision to include the $30 per week pension increase in public rent calculations in the following financial years:

(a) 2011-12;
(b) 2012-13; and
(c) 2013-14.

(2) What public housing improvements or developments will this revenue be spent on in each financial year.

ANSWER:

I can advise that:

(1) The projected increase in revenue expected from the decision to include the $30 per week pension increase in public rent calculations in:

(a) 2011-12 is approximately $5 million;

(b) 2012-13 is approximately $13.25 million;

(c) 2013-14 is approximately $13.25 million.

(2) This revenue will be used to invest in further maintenance and acquisition programs.