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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4524..


On the advice of the GSO, current tender and contract documentation prepared by CTEC contains standard confidentiality and disclosure option clauses in line with the Act.

2. Does this Corporation give any consideration to the need to include such a clause in every contract over $50,000?

Since March 2002, tender and contract documentation prepared by CTEC contains the confidentiality and disclosure option clauses advised by the GSO. In instances where a supplier or contractor requests part of the contract be kept confidential, CTEC consults the GSO in respect to the justification.

3. Have any contracts over $50,000 been made by the Corporation since 21 December 2000 that have not contained a confidentiality clause.

No. All contracts administered since December 2000 contain a confidentiality clause. However, since implementing the changes in March 2002, no new contracts over $50,000 have been made. Contracts being negotiated have been prepared by CTEC and reviewed by the GSO to ensure compliance with the Act.

Turner-redevelopment

(Question No 331)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to the approval of a ten storey building at Northbourne Avenue Turner:

(1) Why has a ten-storey building been approved at Block 1 Section 43 Turner when the remainder of the block on Northbourne Avenue are three to five storeys?

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

(1) Block 1 Section 43 Turner is located within the Commercial (A) Land Use Policy, (b2) precinct of the Territory Plan which flanks Northbourne Avenue, close to the City Centre. The Territory Plan provides for new buildings in Section 43 to be a minimum height of 3 storeys and a maximum height of 25 metres (to the top of a parapet).

In particular, new buildings over 3 storeys facing Northbourne Avenue are to have a mandatory parapet height facing the Avenue as close as practicable to, but not exceeding, 25 metres. Existing buildings flanking Northbourne Avenue in Section 43 were built prior to the introduction of the present controls. A range of heights will therefore be evident in this Section.

Approval of the building on Block 1 Section 43 is consistent with the application of the present Territory Plan height controls for new buildings facing Northbourne Avenue.


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