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(4) The current lessees.

(5) The ACT Government is not seeking to acquire the land.

(6) The ACT Government is not the current custodian for the land.

(7) The ACT Government has no plans to develop the site.

(8) See response to question 2.

(9) No orders have been issued. Access Canberra has conducted an inspection of the block on 17 September 2021. There was insufficient evidence to meet the criteria for an unclean leasehold under the Planning and Development Act 2007.

Transport Canberra and City Services has recently mown the adjacent nature strip and coordinated the removal of an abandoned car.

(10) ACT Labor committed to the following: “Major improvements to lighting, facilities and parking at Hawker District Playing Fields”. This commitment did not include the privately owned tennis courts.

Government—boards of inquiry
(Question No 467)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

In relation to boards of inquiry appointed under the Inquiries Act 1991, for each of the past 10 boards of inquiry, can the Chief Minister provide the (a) name/title of inquiry and date board was appointed, (b) matter of the inquiry, (c) total cost of the inquiry and (d) itemised cost of the inquiry broken down in general categories (for example, reimburses of expenses of witnesses, use of the services of a public servant, cost of appointing lawyer to assist board).

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

Parts (a) and (b):

There have been seven inquiries held under the Inquiries Act 1991.




Board of Inquiry - Ainslie Village – (KELLY INQUIRY)

12 August 1992

To investigate whether Ainslie Village has operated in an efficient and effective manner, provided an appropriate level and type of service to the potential and existing residents, given staff and residents opportunity to be involved in decision making processes, and safe-guarded user rights.

Board of Inquiry - Administration of ACT Leasehold – (STEIN INQUIRY)

3 June 1995

An inquiry under the Inquiries Act 1991 into the administration of ACT leasehold with particular reference to the assessment and collection of the appropriate charges arising from betterment.

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