Delivering quality, affordable housing for all Territorians
Lawrie, Delia; Burns, C. B. (Christopher Bruce)
Australian Labor Party
Media Releases for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Media Releases; ParliamentNT
Housing; Public finance
Northern Territory Government
Issued as a Media Release
Northern Territory Government
The Henderson Government is also releasing land faster than at any time in the Territorys history and Budget 2012 provides $15.9 million to continue headworks for the new suburbs of Johnston and Zuccoli and $3.5 million to continue developing residential lots in the new Alice Springs suburb of Kilgariff. Public and Affordable Housing Minister Chris Burns said assistance for affordable housing for all Territorians is a key feature of the Budget. 15 per cent of all government land release will continue to be set aside for affordable and social housing, and this means new homes in brand new suburbs for Territory families. Budget 2012-13 includes $47.6 million to support the construction of 140 new rental dwellings for Venture Housing, the Territorys affordable housing rental company, providing quality rental properties for key workers at below market rates. The Territorys first public housing re-development Village@Parap will come on line in 2012 to provide a mix of 100 one, two and three bedroom units, including 35 units provided to Venture Housing and 10 units available for rent to seniors. Urban public housing stock will also receive a $60 million boost in Budget 2012, including $2.4 million to construct public housing units in Rosebery and $5.4 million to redevelop existing public housing unit complexes. HOMESTART NT will continue to support low to middle income earners buy their own home, with increases to purchase price caps in Katherine and Tennant Creek. In partnership with the Australian Government, we will continue to improve housing in remote areas, including $188 million for the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) to improve indigenous housing and infrastructure and $44.4 million for government employee housing in remote areas. Budget 2012 delivers additional funding in partnership with the Australian Government to address homelessness with $5.7 million to provide short-term accommodation facilities across the Territory.
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