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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 294..


Further to the answer to question on notice No 729, has Housing ACT awarded a new contract for property valuations and market rent assessments on public housing properties; if so, who has been awarded the contract and what is the period of the contract.

Mr Hargreaves

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

The contract for property valuations and market rent assessments has been awarded to Herron Todd White (Canberra) Pty Ltd for the period from 14 March 2005 to

27 July 2007, with the option to extend for two periods of one year.

Housing ACT-property marketing services

(Question No 801)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 23 November 2005:

(1) Further to the answer to question on notice No 730, when will Housing ACT commence the new public tender for the provision of property marketing services;

(2) Once the tendering process has been undertaken and contract(s) have been awarded, when would Housing ACT expect to have the new property marketing services in place.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The question was answered in the response to QON 790.

(2) It is expected that the new property marketing services will be in place by 30 April 2006.

Canberra Hospital-pay parking

(Question No 803)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 24 November 2005:

(1) In relation to an article on page 1 of the Southside Chronicle of 8 November 2005 entitled "Parking Pain - Fears Garran will become a giant street car park", what effect will the pay parking that is being implemented at The Canberra Hospital have on the streets in (a) Garran and (b) other suburbs;

(2) Has the Government conducted any studies into the effect of pay parking on suburbs surrounding The Canberra Hospital; if so, what were the outcomes and what supporting evidence was there to justify that pay parking would not have a detrimental effect on parking accessibility of surrounding suburbs; if not, why not;

(3) How can the Government be sure that the implementation of pay parking will not have a detrimental effect on parking accessibility of surrounding suburbs;

(4) Have any complaints been made regarding the implementation of pay parking at The Canberra Hospital; if so, how many and has the Government considered any of them to be valid complaints;


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