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Vote Housing

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Building and Construction (M9), Minister of Housing (M37)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Building and Housing

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND HOUSING: Minister for Building and Construction

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Building and Construction is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $77 million for departmental output expenses including policy advice, ministerial servicing, performance and monitoring, delivering regulatory and control services for the building industry under the Building Act 2004 and related consumer information, maintaining registration and licensing regimes for building practitioners and electrical workers, and providing assessment and dispute resolution services under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006 and the administration of the Weathertight Financial Assistance Package
  • a total of just over $1 million for other expenses, and
  • a total of just over $1 million on departmental capital expenditure.

The Minister of Housing is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $29 million for departmental output expenses including co-ordinating and managing the Department's response programme to the Canterbury earthquake, providing services relating to residential tenancies and unit titles, and the operations of the social housing unit
  • a total of just under $650 million for non-departmental output expenses including $626 million on the income-related rent subsidy for eligible Housing New Zealand Corporation tenants
  • a total of just under $15 million for benefits and other unrequited expenses
  • a total of just under $82 million for other expenses, and
  • a total of just under $167 million on capital expenditure.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Housing in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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