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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (26 June) . . Page.. 2706 ..

(2) How many of these have been issued at less than the market value.

(3) To whom is each lease issued to and for what purpose.

(4) When was each lease issued.

(5) When does each lease expire.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) One of the biggest obstacles to the effective administration of concessional leases has been the fact that there is not a comprehensive record of them. Before the Land Act commenced in 1991, there were seven separate Acts providing for the granting of leases, Of those, several, including the Leases Act 1918, the Leases (Special Purposes) Act 1925 and the Church Lands Leases Act 1937 principally provided for non-residential or non-commercial uses, and were therefore used to grant leases to churches, charitable institutions, dubs and other institutions. The legislation never expressly referred to the granting of leases on a concessional basis. Further, the Land Act recognises concessional leases only in the context of requiring an increase in CUC if such a lease is varied for a use other than a community use. Attached is a list of leases that may be considered concessional. However, an in-depth investigation of files would need to be undertaken to determine the terms of the grant of the lease.

(2) In order for a lease to be considered 'concessional' under the definition given in the Land (Planning and Environment) Regulations it had to be granted for a consideration less than the market value.

(3) The lessee and purpose for which the leases have been granted are included in the attachment.

(4) The date of grant of the lease is included in the list attached.

(5) The date of expiry of the lease is included in the list attached.

[A list attached to the reply was lodged with the Chamber Support Office.]

Currong apartments-survey of residents

(Question No 789)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to the surveying of tenants at the Currong Apartments:

(1) Can you provide a copy of the Survey issued to tenants at the Currong Apartments (blank form);

(2) Can you provide details of the arrangement between the government and the privately engaged consulting firm used to conduct the survey, including copies of relevant communications concerning the nature of the survey and the scratchie aspect of same;

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