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(1) How many disused service station sites that have not been redeveloped currently exist in the ACT.

(2) Have any of these disused service stations been developed since the Government extended the concession of development applications fees for these sites.

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

(1) There are currently 15 disused service station sites (three of these are operating as mechanical repair workshops).

(2) No. Development applications have been approved for 14 of the sites.

All approvals are subject to remediation and certification from the Environment Protection Authority that the land is suitable for redevelopment.

A number of those sites are actively being remediated at the present.

The three sites still operating as mechanical workshops are not eligible for change of use remission under the current policy.

Finance—departmental bank accounts
(Question No 1075)

Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 26 August 2010 (redirected to the Acting Chief Minister):

In relation to each department in the Minister’s portfolio, what was the balance of all departmental bank accounts, including Territory bank accounts, at the end of each month in 2009-10, and what were the total withdrawals and deposits each month.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

While the information sought in the questions exists, it is not collated in the format requested and the Government is not prepared to authorise the diversion of resources necessary to do so. Details of the cash holdings of ACT Government Departments and Agencies are published in accordance with the requirements of the Financial Management Act 1996, the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004, and the Chief Minister’s Annual Report Directions (which are endorsed by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts each year). Reports for 2009-10 will be tabled shortly in accordance with established procedures. Monthly account balances do not provide a meaningful indication of program activity or service delivery as they are affected by a number of factors including invoicing processes.

Finance—departmental bank accounts
(Question No 1077)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Land and Property Services, upon notice, on 26 August 2010:

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