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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2219 ..

The assessment identifies options for retention or disposal, including: retention for government or community purposes; demolition for reversion to open space; or sale.

The assessment aims to ensure sustainable use and best return for the community by considering a range of factors including permissible land uses, possible community use, building condition and the cost of each alternative.

(2) Of the 59 properties:

(a) The former Health Promotions Building in Childers St. Civic, has been found to be surplus to government requirements. The building has since been demolished and options for the use of the site are being prepared;

(b) Two properties, the former Narrabundah pre-school and the Independent Living Centre, have since been reallocated for use by government agencies; and

(c) The remaining properties are surplus to government requirements and have either been retained for use by community organisations, such as the Greenway Boatshed, or are under evaluation.

(3) Of the properties:

(a) 49 are rented, no properties are for sale;

(b) 2 are empty (1 pending demolition as noted above), and a further 8 properties are land only;

(c) 37 are under consideration for other uses and are tenanted by a range of community organisations on an interim basis.

Hibberson Street

(Question No 705)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Gungahlin Town Centre:

(1) Did the Government ever monitor the number of vehicles that used Hibberson Street passing in front of the Gungahlin Marketplace as a direct route to Flemington Road;

(2) If so, what were the results, if not, why not;

(3) Has the Government monitored the flow of traffic past the front of the Gungahlin Marketplace since the opening of Kate Crace Place and the extension of Anthony Rolfe Avenue which now diverts traffic away from the town centre;

(4) If so, what were the results, if not, would the Government consider doing so.

Mr Wood

: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

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