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Appointment and Functions
The Minister for Housing and Construction was appointed on 14 December 1987.
The Minister assumed responsibility for functions previously administered by the Minister for Housing (VRG 53) including:
the development and implementation of State Government public housing policy
development of the role of the public sector in the provision of adequate and suitable housing
providing financial assistance and information to home buyers and renovators
providing rental accommodation through the Government's rental housing programme
administration of the Urban Land Authority (VA 1358) established under the Urban Land Authority Act 1979 (No.9320) to provide developed and development allotments, facilitate the disposal of surplus government land and assist in urban planning policy formulation.
The Minister also became responsible for the functions previously administered by the Minister of Public Works (VRG 28) including:
the planning, programming, design and construction of non-residential public buildings
the restoration and maintenance of existing buildings for the Government and agencies funded from the State Budget.
However due to industrial action effective transfer of these functions does not appear to have occurred until after June 1988.
In August 1988 responsibility for functions relating to furniture, stores and equipment supply, fitout of Government accommodation, and maintenance of airconditioning in Government buildings passed to the Property and Services Portfolio (VRG 69).
Location of Records
No records have so far been transferred to the Public Record Office.
Minister for Housing and Construction 1987-1991.