Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 September 2022) . . Page.. 2779 ..
Municipal services—shopping centre amenities
(Question No 880)
Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 5 August 2022:
What is the average cost to the ACT Government, based on the past five financial years, of installing at local shops in Canberra, the amenities of (a) rubbish bins, (b) recycling bins, (c) public toilets and (d) drinking fountains.
Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
The average cost to the ACT Government of installing amenities at local shops over the past five financial years is:
• rubbish bins $1,300.00 per unit ex GST (bin and shroud supply only does not include install costs) (this unit cost is based on 21-22 FY prices).
• recycle bins $1,300.00 per unit ex GST (bin and shroud supply only, does not include install costs) (this unit cost is based on 21-22 FY prices).
• public toilets $367,000.00 for 2 cubicle unit ex GST – average cost based on toilets delivered at local shops over the last 5 years (demolition, landscaping and utilities connections costs, not included, as these costs vary greatly depending on site location and conditions).
• drinking fountains $17,273.00 per unit ex GST - average cost/ unit including site works and utilities connection.
Please note that these costs do not include servicing (regular maintenance and cleaning), cost of utilities (water, sewage, power) or ongoing repairs and maintenance.
(Question No 881)
Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 5 August 2022:
(1) How many expressions of interest did the Government receive for block 45 section 54, Belconnen.
(2) When does the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) intend to complete the second stage evaluation.
(3) What is the next stage for progressing development on this site, once EPSDD completes the second stage evaluation.
(4) Is there a certain type of demonstration housing being favoured for this site such as ageing in place homes, manor houses or multigenerational living homes.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The Demonstration Housing project is a multi-stage process which is run in two streams, ‘with a site’ and ‘without a site’. Information about the process can be found at https://www.planning.act.gov.au/urban-renewal/demonstration-housingproject/the-process.