HOUSING — CO-OPERATIVES
536. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Leader of the House
representing the Minister for Housing:
Witchcliffe Ecovillage is a sustainable
development as part of the Kyloring Housing Co-operative, which aims to provide
affordable co-housing for seniors. Given the rising costs of living, which
disproportionately affect older single women in retirement, I ask —
(1) What funding
is the government providing to incentivise new senior co-housing projects,
particularly those aimed at women?
(2) Given the
unique legal structure of senior co-housing projects, what red tape can the
government cut to make it easier for those projects to move forward?
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1) The state
government is investing in several housing programs that are proven to boost
the community housing sector. For example, the $39 million—I will check
that, Hansard—Social Housing Economic Recovery Package's
new-build program includes nearly one-third of projects that will provide
senior housing, including for women at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
This is part of our $2.4 billion investment in housing and homelessness over
the next four years.
are registered under the Co-operatives Act 2009, which is administered by the
Minister for Commerce through the Department
of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Consumer Protection division.
Cooperatives legislation is nationally uniform and a national working party
reviews issues arising under this legislation.