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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2721 ..


ACTION bus service—network

Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Wall on Thursday, 6 June 2019):

We have received correspondence on a range of matters in relation to the New Bus Network. To provide the exact numbers as requested would require an unreasonable diversion of resources.

Community housing—land release

Ms Berry (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Le Couteur on Thursday, 6 June 2019):

In 2017-18 the Government released 20 of the 34 sites which had targets applied to them. The 14 not released were within Strathnairn and were delayed by a matter before the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The Government is continuing to work with community housing providers for the release of the remaining 14 sites. Any sites which had a target applied for 2017-18 which have not been released, will continue to have the target applied in the future.

In 2018-19, sites in Giralang and Scullin had community housing targets applied to them. Following finalisation of due diligence processes, these sites are now likely to be released in early 2019-20. The Giralang site, which is the former Giralang Community Centre, is currently tenanted, and ACT Property Group is working with the tenant to facilitate its departure. The Suburban Land Agency is also looking to release 59 sites in Taylor to community housing providers as part of a broader Expression of Interest process in late June 2019. Any sites which had a target applied for 2018-19 which have not been released, will continue to have the target applied in the future.

Community housing blocks released under the Indicative Land Release Program (IRLP) will be sold under a competitive tender process open to Community Housing Providers (CHPs) only. This ensures competitive neutrality for the tender, giving each CHP a chance to bid for the assigned blocks, but restricts the process and final sale to CHPs only which has an impact on the final price.


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