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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 874 ..




Phillip Vehicle Testing Station Site

Mr Whitecross - ask the Minister for Urban Services - In relation to the former testing station at Phillip -

(1) What is the station to be used for now that it is no longer being used as a vehicle testing station.

(2) Is it the intention of the Government to sell the site.

(3) What capital equipment remains at the station.

(4) If any equipment remains at the station and what is to become of it.

(5) Has the Government been approached by any private organisation to buy the station.

(6) What would the site be expected to sell for if it were to be sold.

(7) Are there plans to relocate Emergency Services to the station; if so, (a) what will become of the Emergency Services Centre on Hindmarsh Drive; (b) how much would it be expected to sell for; and (c) what is the estimated cost of the relocation.

Mr De Domenico - the answers to the Member's questions are as follows:

(1), (2), (5), (6) & (7)

The Phillip Vehicle Testing Station is no longer required for that purpose, and as such is surplus to requirements. The Government is considering options for future use including allocation for other Government uses, such as the possibility of a rationalisation of Emergency Services sites, or sale.

(3) & (4)

The capital equipment remaining at the Phillip Test Station is: Three car pit jacks; one truck pit jack; four brake testers; four light testers; eight gas heaters; four electronic boom gates; one electronic queuing system; two cash registers; one computer emissions analyser; two fans; one autosense computerised car service unit; one 12 speed heavy duty press; one welder; two car stands; one 12 volt battery charger; one oxy trolley and cylinders; and one sidchrome tool set.

This equipment will remain on site for the present. Disposal will be considered when arrangements are finalised for the introduction of private sector participation in vehicle testing.

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