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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3521..


Belconnen—leases

(Question No 247)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 25 June 2009:

(1) What are the names of the lessees of each of the Belconnen blocks in sections

(a) 43, (b) 44, (c) 49, (d) 50, (e) 52, (f) 54 and (g) 152.

(2) Were any of the leases of the blocks in the sections referred to in part (1) transferred from the ACT Government to the private sector in the past five years; if so, (a) which blocks were transferred, (b) what was the date of transfer, (c) to whom were they transferred, (d) what were the terms of the transactions, including but not limited to consideration and (e) what process was followed in determining the transferee.

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

Attached are copies of the Certificates of Title for each of the sections listed. The Certificates of Title list the names of each of the lessees. I am advised that there is no registered lease for the following blocks:

Section 44 Blocks 2, 4, 5, 6,

Section 49 Blocks 4,

Section 52 Blocks 7, 8, 18, 29

Section 54 Blocks 11, 26, 39, 40

Section 152 Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4

I am advised that there have been the following transfers in the past five years from ACT Government to the private sector:

Section

Block

Date

Lessee

Terms

52

7, 28

& 29

30 June 2009

Westfield Management Limited and P.T. Limited

The direct sale of Blocks 7, 28 & 29 Section 52 Belconnen to Westfield returned to the Government $17m in sales revenue.

Under the agreement, Westfield will design and construct a new bus facility at the intersection of Lathlain Street and the new Cohen Street extension. Westfield will be responsible for the maintenance and physical upkeep of the bus facility as part of its leasing requirements with the Territory.

The delivery of the bus facility will form part of the first stage of the development. Specifically, Westfield will be required to complete the bus facility by October 2010.

Westfield will as part of the stage 1 works undertake substantial improvements to the amenity of Benjamin Way including verge works, median landscaping and the creation of active frontage


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