Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 29 March 2017) . . Page.. 1290 ..
have continued to increase, with almost 2.5 million interstate and domestic visitors to our city last year. Canberra’s tourism industry brings substantial income to our city and is a shining light of our economic diversification strategy. By boosting investment in local hotel stock, exhibitions and aviation capacity, as well as maintaining our standing as a welcoming and inclusive city, this government is building a city that Canberrans can continue to be proud of. I commend Ms Orr’s motion to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Dickson land acquisition
MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (6.16): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes, regarding the land deals between the Land Development Agency (LDA) and the Canberra Tradesman’s Union Club Limited, that:
(a) the CFMEU aligned club sold Dickson, Section 72, Block 6 to the ACT Government in a contract signed on 15 December 2014 and settled on 19 December 2014;
(b) the Government paid $3.905 million for the site; and
(c) on 1 April 2015, a sublease was issued to the Canberra Tradesman’s Union Club Limited which expires on 18 June 2018;
(2) notes that the site next to the Dickson Tradies Club, Dickson, Section 34, Block 30, currently features a carpark for approximately 150 vehicles; and
(3) calls on the Government to table in the Assembly by 12 noon on 30 March 2017:
(a) regarding Dickson, Section 72, Block 6:
(i) the lease issued by the ACT Government to the Canberra Tradesmen’s Union Club Limited which was registered on 1 April 2015;
(ii) all the valuations undertaken for the purchase of the block;
(iii) the reason for the purchase, including the details of the Government’s intended use of the block;
(iv) the details of the amount of rent paid to date and how much is to be paid;
(v) who in Government authorised the purchase;
(vi) the date that the LDA Board, Chief Minister and the Cabinet were advised of the purchase; and