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Notwithstanding the above, based on aerial photography, the main building within the Kingston site has an area of approximately 2000m� - 2300m�, however it is derelict. Surrounding this building is approximately 16,800m� of hardstanding surface, which excludes the rail lines.

(2) In relation to the main building, it is not in use because it is derelict. The building is significantly damaged through vandalism and deterioration and cannot be occupied safely in its current condition. The ACT Property Group (within Territory and Municipal Services Directorate) who manage the site have advised that their cost estimate for removing the asbestos roofing, remediating the site and restoring the building to a workable condition is significant.

In relation to the hardstanding area, see below.

(3) The ACT Property Group currently rents the hardstand area surrounding the derelict building to a small number of businesses who use the space for outdoor storage and light industrial purposes. The fixed terms for these tenancies have expired, and they occupy the space on holding over provisions of the license.

(4) The ACT Property Group records show that the last formal tenant of the main building vacated the site prior to 2003. The building was then deemed unsafe to be occupied. There is no information available on any previous tenant's freight movements to and from the Kingston site. Since this time, a number of small businesses have rented the surrounding hardstand space for storage and light industrial purposes.

(5) This will be addressed in the ACT Freight Strategy (Action 27 in Transport For Canberra 2012-2031).

(6) Through the next stages of planning for East Lake, discussions will continue to be held with NSW government agencies regarding rail operations to the ACT. However, it should be noted that the ACT's location in relation to the port of Sydney, the distribution centres and rail terminals located in south west Sydney, and the Hume Highway, has resulted in interstate freight becoming road focused for the final leg of the journey to and from the ACT. The finalisation of the ACT Freight Strategy is expected to give a clearer picture of the total freight task and will enable a review of opportunities for ongoing heavy rail freight movement.

ACTION bus service—bike and ride facilities (Question No 2106)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 20 March 2012:

Can the Minister provide the most up-to-date data for usage of each of the bike and ride facilities in Canberra, including the number of people registered and daily usage.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The number of registered users of the bike and ride facilities is;


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