Page 4353 - Week 13 - Thursday, 19 November 2015

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as part of the ACT Indoor Sports Facility Feasibility Study, which I expect to release within coming weeks. This study broadly reviewed the current supply and demand issues associated with indoor sport and recreation facility provision in the ACT. It does not consider site specific construction costs or locations for specific projects.

any future private or industry proposal for a new or redeveloped ice sports facility would be considered based on a robust business case that is fully costed and considers all associated planning issues, including impact on the existing commercial facility.

(3) No.

(4) Not applicable.

(5) No.

Questions without notice taken on notice

Westside village—costs

Mr Barr (in reply to supplementary questions by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 29 October 2015): One existing vendor is proposing to sell their business. Since the ACT Government has been managing Westside, two new businesses have commenced and two other businesses are preparing to commence.

The ACT Government provided all vendors in place a rent-free period during the transition to government management (11-31 August 2015). The rents for existing vendors are the same as were charged by the previous manager.

ACT law courts—preferred proponent

Mr Corbell (in reply to supplementary questions by Mr Wall on Thursday, 19 November 2015): In Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects bids are submitted by consortia consisting of financiers, builders and facilities managers.

Of the six consortia that submitted an expression of interest for the ACT Law Courts PPP project:

• one was sponsored and led by a ‘Canberra business’; and

• two included construction partners who have permanent office presence
in Canberra.

Both shortlisted proponents provided a local industry participation plan as an assessable component of their bid.

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