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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 9 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 2700 ..

Mr Berry: Will you give us a copy of the document?

MR STEFANIAK: I have answered that part already, Mr Berry. I am going to go through that document, along with a number of other documents. Mr Berry, I would also refer you to the ANTA figures, because those are audited figures and relate to part of the question you have asked.

Ms Carnell: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Stamp Duty - Property Development

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, yesterday Mr Stanhope asked me a question in relation to stamp duty waivers for the Waldorf Apartments. The question was:

... can the Chief Minister confirm that the stamp duty forgone would be approximately $710,000?

Mr Stanhope also asked, as a supplementary question, whether the Government's stamp duty waiver was conditional upon the developer completing the project within an agreed timeframe and, if so, what that timeframe was. Mr Speaker, the ACT Government has introduced a range of innovative incentives aimed at assisting the revitalisation of Civic and the Northbourne Avenue corridor. The central objective of the incentive measures is to encourage the reuse of commercial office space, of which there is a current significant oversupply in Canberra. This objective is in keeping with the Government's commitment to maintain Civic as Canberra's city heart and to maintain an attractive entrance corridor to the north of the city. Generally, developments in the Civic-Northbourne Avenue area which result in a change of use so that offices can be converted to another use consistent with the Territory Plan - - -

Mr Quinlan: I raise a point of order. We had the general propaganda yesterday. Can we just have the numbers, please?

MR SPEAKER: The Chief Minister is answering Mr Stanhope's question. Proceed, Chief Minister.

MS CARNELL: I am happy just to table it if that is what everyone wants.

MR SPEAKER: If that is the wish, table it, Chief Minister, if you want to.

MS CARNELL: If you just want me to table it, I am happy to do so.

Mr Quinlan: Good.

MS CARNELL: Okay. I am very happy to have it incorporated in Hansard, Mr Speaker.

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