Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . Search

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4041..

ACTTAB annual report

(Question No 312)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 12 November 2002:

Concerning the ACTTAB Annual Report 2001-02:

(1) When was the decision taken to investigate Fern Hill Park as a site for ACTTAB's Head Office.

(2) When was the decision taken not to proceed.

(3) Why was the decision of (2) taken.

(4) What exactly were the costs of $272,000 written off against (2) above.

(5) Where is the ACTTAB Head Office now to be located.

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

(1) ACTTAB first considered Fern Hill Park as a possible site for its Head Office in late 2000.

(2) The decision not to proceed was taken by the Board on 9 July 2002.

(3) The project could not proceed following the handing down of the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAA) on 6 June 2002. The AAA determined that, despite the previous approval of Planning and Land Management and the Commissioner for Land and Planning, commercial development could not proceed on the site.

(4) The $272,000 included costs for project management, legal drafting and advice, and design and fit-out planning for the Fern Hill Park project.

(5) The Government has decided that the ACTTAB Head Office will be located in the Gungahlin Town Centre, details of which were contained in my press release of 4 October 2002.

Public housing tenants-broadband access

(Question No 313)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 12 November 2002:

Concerning the Information Society Policy, 21 September 2002 of your Government's 2001 ACT Election commitments and the statement that "Labor will investigate the need for community service obligations for TransACT similar to those which operate for ACTEW/AGL to provide access to the broad band network for the occupants of public housing".

(1) Do such community service obligations exist for Transact.

(2) What steps are you taking to require Transact to provide such access.

(3) What is the cost and who will pay for this service to occupants of public housing.

(4) Will this community service provision be means tested for occupants of public

housing and if not, why not.

Next page . . . . Previous page. . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . Search