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(8) Pitching story ideas to journalists is undertaken by VisitCanberra's media team and has no cost associated with it. When a Public Relations company is required to undertake media outreach services, this is procured under the ACT Government's Creative Services Panel. VisitCanberra currently has a PR Services contract until the end of June 2018 procured through this panel.

(9) Refer to the documentation at Attachment A.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Asbestos—property sales (Question No 986)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the number of blocks identified as containing Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos by suburb, including the (a) number of residential blocks identified with Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos, (b) number of properties where the owners eradicated or are expected to eradicate the loose fill asbestos independent of the Government's scheme, (c) number of properties vacated by the previous owners, (d) number of blocks purchased by the Government, (e) number of properties where the owners have agreed to vacate the properties, (f) number of vacant properties owned by the Government but are yet to be demolished, (g) number of blocks that are in the process of being sold and their status, such as listed, and contracts exchanged, (h) number of blocks sold by the Government and the average sale price, (i) total amount expended by the Government to purchase the properties, (j) total amount expected to be expended by the Government to purchase all the properties, (k) total amount received for the Government's sale of the blocks, (l) total amount expected to be received for the Government's sale of the blocks, (m) number of blocks where the previous owners have purchased back the block including the total value of these blocks and (n) number of blocks where the stamp duty was payable on the transfer of vacant blocks and the amount of money received by the Government from stamp duty.

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

Acquisition and sales statistics are regularly reported in the Quarterly Report: Implementation of the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme. The Scheme has continued to report regularly to the Assembly, through the website http://www.asbestostaskforce.act.gov.au/ and as required via media requests.

The Taskforce has been mindful both of the accountability expected by the community, but also the privacy of the affected householders. The most up to date information is available at http://www.asbestostaskforce.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1176385/ARTDemolitionSchedulemap-20180309-ProgressMap.pdf

Further, I have attached a spreadsheet of data in response to your questions. This data has been broken down to a suburb level where available.


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