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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 10 (19 October) . . Page.. 3395..


(5) Which tenants were asked to vacate, or were encouraged to vacate;

(6) What changes to rent, service changes and tenancy agreements have been made.

Mr Hargreaves

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

1. Property Group in the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is managing the Centre building.

2. When CREEDA went into provisional liquidation in late 2005 and ceased to be responsible for maintaining the building and grounds, Property Group took back direct responsibility for building and grounds management.

3. No, just its property management arrangements;

4. Building works to be undertaken at the Downer Business Centre relate to the areas occupied by CREEDA / AIE and the Industry Training Boards. The works were identified in a building condition audit arranged by the Property Group and prepared in February 2004. Additional works were identified as a result of Property Group site inspection in April 2006. Property Group has prioritised these works with some to be completed over 2006/07 and others during the following two years.

5. None

6. The former peppercorn rental arrangement in exchange for CREEDA undertaking maintenance did not result in the (substantial) necessary maintenance being done. Accordingly, the subleases offered by the Property Group will charge tenants a standard rental rate per square metre per annum based on Property Group's standard rental model for community facilities. The rent will be used to offset the facility operating and overhead costs, as well as the backlog of maintenance work.

City Block 1, Section 24

(Question No 1305)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:

(1) How much was paid to the ACT Government for City Block 1, Section 24 when sold to the Molonglo Group in 1998;

(2) What was the estimated value of that site (a) before and (b) after a change of use was permitted in November 2005;

(3) What was the increase in gross floor area permitted by that change of use;

(4) What was the total change of use charge paid to the ACT Government as a result of that change of use.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) The amount paid for the land is information not available to the Territory. The Crown lease over Block 1 Section 24 City when sold by the Commonwealth was National land. The National land status of the block has since been revoked.


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