Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 983..
The report includes a map showing the approximate location of service stations in 1992 (refer Attachment B).
A survey by the Australian Institute of Petroleum indicated that there were a total of 75 service stations in the ACT in the year 2000 (Source: http://www.aip.com.au/industry/stations_stats.htm )
The Planning and Land Authority has undertaken various inventories of commercial centres and industrial areas over time. The scope of each survey is explained in each inventory.
The inventory data for the years 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 include an entry for 'service station' and the suburb in which this facility is located. This data is available at Attachment C. The 1995 inventory records 73 entries under the service station category compared to 62 in 2005.
[Copies of attachments are available at the Chamber Support Office]
(Question No 947)
Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:
(1) How many petrol stations have closed in the ACT each year since 1 January 1980 and where were they located;
(2) What was the reason for each closure;
(3) Have any of these petrol stations reopened; if so, where are these petrol stations located.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) The Government does not maintain specific data on petrol station closures. However the ACT Planning and Land Authority does undertake a biennial inventory of floor space within commercial centres and industrial areas, which provides an indication of where petrol stations were operating at the date of the survey.
(2) The Government does not maintain data about the specific reasons for the closure of individual petrol stations. It is likely that the reduction in the number of service stations over the years is a result of restructuring of the petroleum distribution industry nationally flowing from changes in technology and market conditions.
(3) The Government does not maintain specific data on petrol stations that are reopened.