Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 3 Hansard (27 May) . . Page.. 650 ..
MR MOORE: The quick answer is no, I cannot tell you that, because I am having the meeting this afternoon. Mr Speaker, I would be happy to talk to Mr Corbell either first thing in the morning or later this afternoon, or to come back tomorrow after question time and inform the Assembly of the range of contingencies that we have in place.
Ms Carnell: I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.
MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, yesterday Mr Hargreaves asked me whether the preliminary agreement for the proposed rural residential development was drafted by the government legal office or a consultancy firm. The preliminary agreement was drafted by a consultant legal firm engaged by the Chief Minister's Department, Deacons Graham and James. It was drafted during December 1997 and was considered by the Executive on 22 December 1997. The cost of the preliminary agreement was about $9,800.
MS CARNELL: I have some information for Mr Rugendyke, which I will table because it is reasonably long, with regard to his question yesterday on the free transport zone for SOCOG. I also table a letter I have written to Michael Knight with regard to that question.
MR SMYTH: I wish to add to my answer to Mr Quinlan's question. I am advised that ACT Housing owns some 45 properties in the Causeway area of Kingston. This area is immediately adjacent to but not within the boundary of the Kingston foreshore development. In response to media coverage of the Kingston foreshore development and a presentation by the authority to Causeway residents that, I understand, was attended by Mr Quinlan, ACT Housing wrote to all Causeway tenants on 29 April advising of the following facts: The Causeway properties were not part of the proposed Kingston foreshore development. ACT Housing had no immediate plans to dispose of any Causeway properties, nor any long-term plans for their development. On the basis that the development would not be completed for some years, ACT Housing was withholding Causeway properties from sale and would continue to do so until the development was complete and ACT Housing could review its property holdings in the light of the completed development. Of course, ACT Housing would involve Causeway residents in any consultation on the future of their property if and when a review took place. ACT Housing has reached agreement with the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority that they will keep Causeway residents aware of community consultation processes on the development.