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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4201..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

metres at $120 per metre per annum plus GST. The Office of Fair Trading at 12 Moore Street had a ground floor shopfront of 183 square metres at $342.80 per square metre per annum plus GST.

The new tenancy arrangements are at 255 Canberra Avenue. The Registrar-General's Office is on the ground floor and includes births, deaths and marriages plus storage of 100 square metres. The total tenancy is 375 square metres at $160 per square metre per annum plus GST. The Registrar-General's Office and the Office of Fair Trading are on level 1, with 800 square metres, approximately, at 160 square metres per annum plus GST. Both areas will be remeasured on completion of the fit-out. The annual rental savings of relocating to Fyshwick are $218,000 per annum plus GST. So, as members can see, it provides a significant rental saving.

Dr Foskey also asked about the North Building as an alternative. The proposed vacant space on level 1 of the North Building is only 432 square metres, which is significantly smaller than required and does not have suitable public access as it is within the Canberra Museum and Gallery. I am informed that this space will be used for a tenant more compatible with the gallery and its hours of operation.

Financial Management Act—instrument

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts) (4.29): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act 1996, pursuant to section 18A—Authorisation of expenditure from the Treasurer's Advance to the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including statement of reasons.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table an instrument issued under section 18A of the act. The direction and a statement of reasons for the above instrument must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given. The instrument provides funding of $300,000 to the Department of Territory and Municipal Services. The purpose of the funding is to provide financial assistance for the Summernats group for the staging of the 2007 Summernats Festival. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.


Mr Stanhope presented the following papers:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Chief Minister's Department—Annual Report 2005-06—Corrigendum, dated December 2006.

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