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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (28 October) . . Page.. 5280..

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

MS GALLAGHER: I am trying to explain that those conditions would be considered at the time that the government made that final decision on the direct grant of land.

MR SMYTH: A supplementary, Mr Smyth.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, would the ACT government intervene in any way to prevent the sale of Supabarn to one of the major other supermarkets?

MS GALLAGHER: I am not sure we could, Mr Smyth. Again, I do not know—with the information available to us at this point in time, we have not made the direct grants. We have signalled our intention to do that, as we would like to see an increased presence of supermarkets outside of Coles and Woolworths, as they do have the highest concentration of ownership of supermarkets anywhere in the country in the ACT. But, of course, when the government goes to make those final decisions they will be made on the information that is available at that point in time.

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, a supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, has the ACT government had any discussions with the ACCC about this scenario?

MS GALLAGHER: I do not believe so.


MS HUNTER: My question is to the Acting Minister for Land and Property Services and is about the OwnPlace program. Minister, when a person buys a house and land package through the OwnPlace scheme, is it true that only six months after the final transaction the owner can then resell the property?

MS GALLAGHER: I will have to take that question on notice. I am not across the detail of that but I am sure I will be able to answer it during question time.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter?

MS HUNTER: Minister, how many OwnPlace properties have been resold since the introduction of the scheme?

MS GALLAGHER: I will have to take that question on notice too. I have some detail. Two hundred and forty-eight blocks have been taken up by the OwnPlace builders panel. One hundred and one of these have been built on. One hundred and forty-seven have dwellings under construction. But I do not have the detail of the

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