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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 322..


(1) Can the Minister provide condition assessments for closed school sites for 2006, including (a) condition ratings and the cost of maintenance/repair for (i) buildings, (ii) grounds, (iii) trees, (iv) hydraulics, (v) fire protection, (vi) electrical, (vii) mechanical and (viii) hazardous materials, (b) details of the comprehensive five-year maintenance plan for each school, including repairs and maintenance as well as cost structure with (i) all costs itemised, (ii) whether each item is critical, essential, important or discretionary and (iii) total estimated cost for the five-year plan, (c) the analysis of building performance compared to similar facilities in each year of the five year plan, showing, for each school (i) the total cost per square metre, (ii) the average cost per square metre across all similar facilities and (iii) the difference between average and each facility, (d) the extent and condition of asbestos and (e) the date of all the above assessments;

(2) Can the Minister advise if any recommended work has been done on any sites since the condition reports were put together; and if so, which work was completed.

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

(1) The available condition assessment information for the schools that were closed in 2006 is publicly available from the Purdon Associates website - www.purdon.com.au/formerschoolsites.

(2) Since handover of the school sites, Property Group has continued to maintain these buildings as required either to enable previous tenancies to continue or to meet statutory requirements, but not as a result of the condition assessments.

Federal Golf Club

(Question No 1749)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 13 November 2007:

(1) Are the trees in the public access area of the Red Hill Golf Club the property of the Red Hill Golf Club;

(2) If the Club wishes to remove trees, what processes should they follow;

(3) Have those processes been followed in the current circumstances where a number of trees are apparently being felled.

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

(1) Yes.

(2) If the Federal Golf Club wishes to remove trees from their private property, depending on the condition of the trees and whether they meet the guidelines for regulated tress as set out in the Tree Protection Act 2005, they may need to contact the Tree Protection Unit within the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to seek approvals for their removal. If these trees are already dead, the Federal Golf Club may remove them without involving the Department of Territory and Municipal Services in the approval process.


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