Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 3161 ..
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
QUESTION NO. 56
ACT Leagues Clubs - Payment of Rates and Land Tax
Mr Quinlan - asked the Minister for Urban Services -
In relation to the Canberra District Rugby Leagues Club (CDRL) and the ACT Leagues Club - Can you provide advice on the position of these clubs with regards to (1) the payment of rates and (2) other land related charges both (a) now (post Deed of Settlement) and (b) over the last 12 months.
Mr Smyth - the answer to the member's question is as follows:
Both the ACT Leagues Club Limited and the CDRL are separately liable for the payment of rates and land tax charges from 30 September 1998 when their respective new leases commenced.
Rates and land tax charges of $9,108 and land rent of $39,931.34, that had accrued under the previous lease and remained unpaid by the now defunct ACT Rugby League Incorporated, have been written off as irrecoverable.
The amount of $9,108 written off for rates and land tax represents approximately two years of charges for the former consolidated lease. The $39,931.34 written off for rent, represents outstanding rent on that lease since 1 January 1995.
Charges owed by the previous lessee of the entire Rugby League Park site, ACT Rugby League Incorporated, were written-off as irrecoverable on the basis that the previous lessee is a defunct organisation with no funds available to meet unpaid debts.