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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3283..


(2) If so, (a) how much did the rectification of this problem cost and (b) how long was the project delayed as a result;

(3) Which company or contractor performed the work to supply and pour the concrete to rectify this problem;

(4) Is the underground spring likely to cause any problems on this site in the future.

Mr Wood: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

(1) No underground spring or watercourse was uncovered during the construction of the foundations for the new Belconnen Sports Complex. However, an underground spring was encountered during the boring of piers to support the 25 metre lap/leisure pool base.

Due to a geological unconformity under the pool basin, a portion of the 50 metre pool and the 25 metre lap/leisure pool were designed to bear on bored piers. During the pier boring process under the 25 metre lap/leisure pool, ground water was encountered at three or four pier locations. Following engineering advice, a decision was made to change from bored piers to "screw-in piles".

(2) (a) Approximately $40,000 cost to the pool developer, but no cost to the Territory.

(b) Approximately 4 weeks

(3) The work was carried out by Piletech Pty Ltd, as a sub contractor to the pool basin builder, AVP Constructions.

(4) No.

Burnie Court redevelopmentA>

(Question No 1625)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 29 June 2004:

(1) Apart from the current aged care development, what progress has been made at the former Burnie Court site with the proposed new development for mixed-use housing solutions;

(2) Are there currently any offers under consideration for the purchase of the remaining blocks.

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

The sale of the northern portion of the former Burnie Court site has not proceeded. The property was passed in at auction having failed to meet the reserve price, which had been based on the written advice of a number of valuers.

Following the auction, the block remained 'on the market' at valuation. To date no offers, close to valuation, have been received. The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services is considering a number of development options and will provide advice to me on the best way forward.


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