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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1531 ..


(3) Since 2016, 22 carparks are no longer managed by TCCS due to brownfield developments and are no longer carparks. This includes the construction of community facilities and/or Government Department buildings (e.g. police and fire stations, parks and playgrounds and transport interchanges).

(4) No.

(5) Wilsons Security manages the carpark on behalf of the private leaseholder.

(6) No.

(7) The carpark is part of the Lakeview Square mixed-use development completed in 1991. It has always been a privately operated carpark.

(8) See (4).

(9) See (4).


Municipal services—contracting policy(Question No 171)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 1 April 2021:

(1) What job positions within Transport Canberra and City Services are considered to fulfill essential government services.

(2) Is lawn mowing considered an essential government service.

(3) Is the locking and unlocking of public toilets considered an essential government service.

(4) Can the Minister explain the reasoning behind engaging Wilson’s Security for the purpose of “locking and unlocking of gates and toilets” in Contract No. 2018.27994.210.

(5) Are there any current public service roles that provide similar services to those described in the contract; if so, can the Minister explain why this service was outsourced to a private business if the Government already employs people to fulfill these services.

(6) In relation to the answer to question on notice No 103, about moving services, during the March 2021 estimates hearings in which the Minister informed that the Government had employed private contractors for mowing, can the Minister explain why private contractors were employed when there are public service employees who fulfill the same role.

(7) When did the Government engage these private contractors.

(8) Why is the Government ending the contract in March 2021.

(9) Can the Minister attach the relevant tender for the contract in his response.


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