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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3015..

(1) The ACT Government does not promote the development of boarding style accommodation as part of its housing affordability or other housing initiatives. In 2011 some work was undertaken on trying to attract interest in the development of low cost accommodation for construction workers. This proposal may have taken the form of hostel accommodation however this did not eventuate due to a lack of interest.

(2) The work regarding low cost worker accommodation was commercial in confidence.

(3) Nil.

(4) The ACT is not developing any proposals of this type.

RSPCA—site (Question No 2281)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 2 May 2012 (redirected to the Minister for Economic Development):

(1) In relation to a new animal shelter for the RSPCA and noting that (a) the Government has agreed to construct a new animal shelter for the RSPCA because of its forced relocation from its current site in Weston and (b) there will inevitably be other capital or operating expenses associated with the move, has any submission been received from the RSPCA regarding extra assistance with the relocation.

(2) Have there been any discussions with the RSPCA regarding such assistance.

(3) Has any agreement been reached with the RSPCA regarding such assistance; if so, what is the extent of the assistance and when will such assistance be available.

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

(1) Relocation of the RSPCA may be required to facilitate further residential development in Molonglo. Any relocation would be under terms acceptable to both the ACT Government and RSPCA.

(2) The ACT Government has had preliminary discussions with the RSPCA about replacing the current facility with a comparable facility elsewhere should it prove feasible to facilitate further residential development in Molonglo.

(3) No final decision has been made about the development of the area surrounding the RSPCA's current site in Weston. When a decision is made about further residential development in Molonglo, discussions between the ACT Government and the RSPCA will be convened.

Schools—carbon neutrality (Question No 2331)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 3 May 2012 (redirected to the Minister for Education and Training):

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