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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 4521..


Yours sincerely

Bill Wood MLA

Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services

27 October 2003

(Copies of the flyers have been lodged with the Chamber Support Office.)

ACT Forests headquarters

(Question No 1029)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the ACT Forests Headquarters:

(1) Who decided to build the ACT Forests Headquarters in Weston near the Defence College;

(2) When was it decided to build the ACT Forests Headquarters in Weston near the Defence College;

(3) What consultation was conducted before this decision was made;

(4) What planning approvals were necessary before works commenced on the ACT Forests Headquarters;

(5) When did work commence;

(6) Why was it decided to build a new ACT Forests Headquarters before it was decided what to do about the ACT Forests business plan;

(7) When was the Government first approached by the Department of Defence about the suitability of the selected site for the new ACT Forests Headquarters;

(8) Who decided that ACT Forests Headquarters be moved from the preferred site near the Defence College;

(9) When was the decision made;

(10) What will be the cost of the relocation.

Mr Wood

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

(1) A number of sites were investigated by ACT Government Land Agencies and this site became the basis of ACT Forests application for approval.

(2) June 2003

(3) Consultation took place with ACTPLA, CSIRO, Weston Creek Community Council and the Australian Defence College.


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