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Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Page: 187

National Rental Affordability Scheme

(Question No. 663)


Mr Christensen asked the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 13 October 2011:

What has been the total cost of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (a) nationally, (b) in Australia, (c) in Queensland, (d) in the electoral division of Dawson, and (e) in Mackay in Queensland, and for parts (a) to (e), how many dwellings have been (i) constructed, and (ii) approved but not yet constructed, under the scheme.


Mr Burke: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) and (b) Amount provided to Approved Participants as National Rental Affordability Scheme financial incentives (cash or tax offset) by the Australian Government nationally.

2008-09

$593,536.13

2009-10

$6,979,047.96

2010-11

$17,518,104.80

Total

$25,090,688.89

Number of dwellings under the Scheme

(i) As at 30 September 2011 there are 4,604 dwellings tenanted or available for rent; and

(ii) 19,812 incentives reserved (not yet delivered) nationally.

(c) Amount provided to Approved Participants as National Rental Affordability Scheme financial incentives (cash or tax offset) by the Australian Government in Queensland.

2008-09

$12,319.08

2009-10

$701,986.57

2010-11

$3,133,216.24

Total

$3,847,521.89

Number of dwellings under the Scheme

(i) As at 30 September 2011, there are 1,054 dwellings tenanted or available for rent; and

(ii) 5,890 incentives reserved (not yet delivered) in Queensland.

(d) Amount provided to Approved Participants as National Rental Affordability Scheme financial incentives (cash or tax offset) by the Australian Government in the electorate of Dawson.

2008-09

$0.00

2009-10

$0.00

2010-11

$4,939.35

Total

$4,939.35

Number of dwellings under the Scheme

(i) As at 30 September 2011, there are 19 dwellings tenanted or available for rent; and

(ii) 232 incentives reserved (not yet delivered) in the electorate of Dawson.

(e) Amount provided to Approved Participants as National Rental Affordability Scheme financial incentives (cash or tax offset) by the Australian Government in Mackay and its surrounds (postcode 4740).

2008-09

$0.00

2009-10

$0.00

2010-11

$1,633.93

Total

$1,633.93

Number of dwellings under the Scheme

(i) As at 30 September 2011, there is 1 dwelling tenanted or available for rent; and

(ii) 108 incentives have been supported or reserved (not yet delivered) in Mackay and its surrounds (postcode 4740).