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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 10 Hansard (5 September) . . Page.. 3236 ..




Kippax Health Centre

Ms Horodny - asked the Minister for Health and Community Care - In relation to the Kippax Health Centre (28 August 1996):

(1) What are the terms and conditions of lease for the existing private tenants.

(2) Who is (a) responsible for attracting compatible health and community services as tenants; and (b) what has been the success rate in attracting appropriate tenants.

(3) Why is existing vacant space not being made available for (a) urgently needed community meeting rooms; and (b) other community purposes.

Mrs Carnell - the answer to the Member's questions are:

(1) There are four private tenants of the centre. One has a current standard Territory sub-lease with a term expiring in May 1997. The term of the leases of the other tenants have expired and are therefore on monthly tenancy agreements. These tenants have declined offers to renew their sub-leases.

(2) ACT Community Care is responsible for finding tenants for the building. Advertisements for private medical practitioners failed to attract interest in Kippax. A private physiotherapist did show some interest but did not take up the option to lease space. Subsequently, Richard Ellis, Real Estate Consultants, were contracted to conduct an assessment of the facility, market analysis and action required to attract suitable tenants. Further action is dependent on the recommendations of this report. A draft of which was provided to the Department on 6 September 1996.

(3) Community groups are welcome to use the facility for meetings. This can be arranged through the Asset and Facility Manager of ACT Community Care.

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