Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 24 March 2022) . . Page.. 646 ..
Environment—Healthy Waterways project
(Question No 585)
Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 11 February 2022:
Further to the response to question on notice No 543, have autosamplers been relocated to Healthy Waterways sites.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
The procurement process to have the autosamplers relocated has taken longer than expected. The contract is being finalised and the autosamplers should be transferred in the next 2-3 months.
Government buildings—refurbishment and upgrades
(Question No 586)
Mrs Jones asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 11 February 2022 (redirected to the Treasurer):
(1) In relation to proposals to upgrade offices at 220 London Circuit, and noting the response to question on notice No 378, has consideration of the fit-out and furnishing of vacant space concluded and by whom was that consideration undertaken.
(2) Has a decision been made about the use, fit-out or furnishing of any vacant or other space been made and who made any decision.
(3) As a result of the consideration process referred to in part (1), has the Government considered whether to, or made a decision to, build a meeting room (including a new Cabinet meeting room) and associated ante-rooms and kitchenettes for the use of the Cabinet and Ministers at 220 London Circuit; if so, (a) does the Government intend to extend the precincts of the Legislative Assembly to include the new meeting room and other facilities, (b) will childcare facilities have to be relocated to accommodate the meeting room and other facilities and (c) will the level of amenity of the meeting room and other facilities be commensurate with, more opulent and decadent than, or inferior to, the level of amenity enjoyed by an average ACT public sector office working employee.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) An Agreement for Lease (AFL) for the Mezzanine level at 220 London Circuit for a period of 19 years has been reached between the Landlord, Capital Property Group, and the Territory. The new facilities are expected to be available in mid-2022, this date could be influenced by unforeseen impacts of COVID 19 supply chain pressures and tradesman availability. The Mezzanine level of 220 London Circuit will comprise of a Cabinet Room, ACT Government Executive meeting rooms, family friendly workspaces and meeting rooms for the ACT Public Service and an expansion of the ground floor business centre.