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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 484 ..

Lease variations


MR CORBELL (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Planning and Minister for Industrial Relations): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, at Tuesday's sitting of the Assembly I presented a schedule of lease variations and change of use charges for the period 1 July 2001 to 30 September 2001, and the schedule of leases granted for the same period pursuant to the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991. In my tabling statement I referred to an additional document. I now present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act-Copy of lease granted under disallowable instrument number 288 of 1997 for the direct grant of land for any or all of commercial residential and industrial and tourism purposes, dated 26 November 2001.

Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, this lease was granted to Stewart Barlen Pty Ltd for block 26, section 37, Fyshwick to enable an extension of the existing facilities on block 18, section 37, Fyshwick. The consolidated parcel is now known as block 33, section 37, Fyshwick.

Block 26 is part of an area of land that was a 45 metre-wide electricity easement. There are a number of leases that back onto this land. The lines and poles have been removed and it is possible for the land to be sold for industrial purposes.

The feasibility of constructing a road to provide access to the land so it could be released through an open and competitive process was considered. However, the financial analysis indicated that this did not justify the construction of a new road.

Block 26, section 37, Fyshwick is landlocked, and the condition of the grant was that it be consolidated with the existing contiguous property-that is, block 18. Mr Speaker, the land is being sold at market value. The Australian Valuation Office has determined that the value of the land is $174,000.

Subordinate legislation


Mr Wood presented the following papers:

Subordinate Laws Act, pursuant to section 6-

ACTION Authority Act-Transfer of employees to ACTION Authority-Disallowable Instrument No 3 of 2002 (LR, 10 January 2002).

Animal Diseases Act-

Declaration of exotic diseases-Disallowable Instrument No 8 of 2002 (LR, 24 January 2002).

Declaration of endemic diseases-Disallowable Instrument No 9 of 2002 (LR, 24 January 2002).

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