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(5) Did ACT Government parking officers inspect the car park located at section 63 for vehicles in breach of parking codes and issue infringement notices for such vehicles after the land became private property; if so, how (a) many such infringement notices were issued and (b) much was raised through this exercise.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) (a) There are a number of car parking areas west of Marcus Clarke Street which are available to the general public for the payment of a parking fee. Some of these belong to the ACT Government and some to the Australian National University and other organisations.

(b) The following five sites are public parking areas:

• Block 2 Section 21 City (bounded by Marcus Clarke Street, Gordon Street, McCoy Crescent and Ellery Crescent;

• Block 5 Section 30 (Childers Street opposite Allsop Street);

• Block 5 Section 21 (Northern end of Childers Street);

• Block 1 Section 68, privately owned by Citywest Car Park Management (bounded by Marcus Clarke Street, Childers Street and Allsop Street).

The following two blocks are restricted for ANU parking only:

• Block 13 & 16 of Section 28 (bounded by Marcus Clarke Street, Ellery Crescent and University Avenue.)

(c) The ACT Government is in the process of finalising a Parking Strategy that includes a plan for the City. Concurrently, ANU also has developed a parking strategy to manage the parking implications of ANU exchange development.

(2) Blocks 17 and 18 Section 63 City were sold at auction to developers in December 2007. The lease was formally transferred in March 2008. The site is continuing to be operated as a car park by Mirvac Parking, as representative of the lessee, until such time as development of the site commences.

(3) The site (now consolidated as Block 19 Section 63 City) is presently operated as a “private for public” car park, together with a licensed area (part Block 20 Section 63 City) which, taken together, incorporate the whole of the former ACT Government surface carpark. The developer is required to maintain at least two hundred publicly available parking spaces on the site during construction.

(4) No.

(5) Yes. Parking enforcement patrols of Section 63 commenced on 16 June 2008 at the request of the property owner. As parking infringement reports are generated by suburb no information is available as to how many infringements have been issued, or the value of the infringements, for this particular car park.

Public housing—Theodore
(Question No 2148)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 6 August 2008:

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