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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 17 November 2005) . . Page.. 4367 ..


The Government manages the facilities by way of a sub-lease between the ACT Government and the managing organisation of the facility.

The Department of Disability Housing and Community Services (DHCS) has a common form of lease for 35 of the 38 centres for which it is responsible. The other three buildings are in Department of Education and Training buildings and pay rent. The remaining four buildings are the responsibility of Department of Urban Services (DUS), have a common form of lease and pay rent.

Under the existing DHCS sub lease, the centre is responsible for the first $500.00 for repairs or maintenance to the centre and any amounts over the $500.00 are payed by the Department. The Department also has an annual recurrent Repairs & Maintenance budget, which includes programmed, unforeseen and mandatory works. For the DUS properties, the tenant is responsible for tenant related maintenance and DUS for major maintenance.

DHCS has approximately $820,000 available through the 2005-06 capital upgrade program for Childcare centre related works.

(a) One site, Section 200 Block 7 Gungahlin, was sold at auction specifically for the purpose of a childcare centre. A facility is yet to be built on this site.

A 99 year lease was issued;

Conditions of lease included that the premises be only for the purpose of a child care centre and the combined gross floor area of all buildings erected on the land shall not exceed 1,000 square metres; and

Site sold at auction and therefore at market value. Sales price was $913,000.

No.

Centre Name

Managing Organisation

Childcare places

Annual Rent paid

Alkira Community Childcare and Preschool

North Belconnen Community Association

62

Nil

Apple Tree Early Childhood Centre

Communities at Work

47

Nil

Blackmountain Community Preschool & Childcare Centre

Blackmountain Community Preschool & Childcare Centre Inc.

44

Nil

Bunyarra Children's Centre

Uniting Church in Australia Inc.

42

Nil

Campbell Cottage Childcare Centre

YWCA of Canberra

57

Nil

Chinese - Australian Early Childhood Centre

Association for Learning Mandarin in Australia Inc.

38

$25,282.44

Civic Early Childhood Centre

Northside Community Service

68

Nil

Conder Child Care Centre

YWCA of Canberra

47

Nil

Cooinda Cottage

North Belconnen Community Association

47

Nil

Forrest Early Childhood Centre

Southside Community Service

46

Nil

Fyshwick Early Childhood Centre

Southside Community Service

46

Nil

Ginninderra Child Care Centre

Belconnen Community Service Inc.

62

Nil

Gordon Childhood Centre

Anglican Church Property Trust of Canberra & Goulburn

42

Nil

Greenway Childhood Centre

Communities at Work

63

Nil

Gumnut Place Child Care Centre

Gumnut Place Child Care Centre Association Inc.

32

$10,806.60

Gungahlin Childcare Centre

Lorraine Menzies

89

Nil

Illoura Children's Centre

Communities at Work

42

Nil

Isabella Plains Early Childhood Centre

Communities at Work

42

Nil


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