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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1959 ..


Questions without notice taken on notice

Tuggeranong—town centre upgrade

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question by Ms Lawder on Thursday, 22 February 2018):

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The furniture and trees were appropriate to the site, with consideration for durability and maintenance requirements and with reference to the outcomes of community consultations undertaken in 2015-16.

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The majority of community consultation participants were satisfied with the design of the upgrade which included the tree selection; there was strong community preference for timber furniture.

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The natural wood finish on the furniture is being revealed as the oil finish thins, however the furniture is structurally sound. The wood is robust hardwood and chosen to withstand weathering; further oiling may be required.

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The trees were selected for hardiness and reasonably fast growth; deciduous character to provide seasonal comfort; root systems that reduce risk of pavement and property uplift, trip hazards and ongoing need for pavement repairs; canopies that minimise need for pruning over building awnings.

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The trees were planted in certified soils and in accordance with tree best practice standards; they were regularly watered by the project contractors throughout the establishment period.

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The trees were replanted at the contractor's expense and remain the contractor's responsibility until established.

Land—Dickson purchase

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 21 March 2018):

If the land referred to is Block 6, section 72, Dickson, the crown lease has no restrictions on rent charged for sub-leasing.

Land—Dickson purchase

Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 21 March 2018):

The commercial negotiations that resulted in the purchase of block 30 (ex block 20) section 34 Dickson by the Canberra Tradesmen's Union Club, have been addressed through the Auditor General's report into this matter. The Government is currently reviewing this report and will provide its response in due course.

On 21 December 2012, I was advised via a brief from the Director, Sustainable Land Strategy of his decision on the preferred tenderer, following the formal tender process for the sale of block 20 section 34 Dickson.


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