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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 3044 ..

I can confirm that the ACT Government owns the 1210 Steam locomotive, in securing the asset the ACT Government assessed and identified all items of the locomotive. The liquidators acknowledge that the ACT Government has ownership of the locomotive. The 1210 Steam locomotive has been dis-assembled for restoration and is currently being stored within the Australian Historical Railway Society site.

Planning—Coombs shops

Ms Berry (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur on Thursday, 3 August 2017):

The Government has undertaken the following actions in relation to provision of local shops at Coombs and Wright:

sold land in Coombs for a local shopping centre development in March 2015, construction of this site is currently underway;

sold land on the Cotter Road (part block 1218) for a service station and fast food operations. Construction of this development has commenced; and

sold section 41 in Coombs for a mixed-use development with the ability to include shopping facilities.

Additionally, the Government sold land in Denman Prospect to Capital Estate Developments, which is currently developing a local shopping centre facility. It is anticipated to open in 2018.

Commercial viability of local shops is a somewhat complex issue, coffee vans and alike are commercial decisions for private businesses and may not be an appropriate solution given the likelihood of shops operating in the near future. Ideally the property owner of the Coombs local shops will secure tenants shortly. It is not the intent to encourage temporary facilities that will significantly impede the viability of the Coombs shops.

The Indicative Land Release Program 2017-18 to 2020-21 forecasts the release of four mixed-use sites over the next four years adjacent to the Coombs shops, which will provide the opportunity for a vibrant local community and shopping precinct for the residents of Coombs and Wright.

Asbestos—treatment policy

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Thursday, 3 August 2017):

The Asbestos Response Taskforce has worked, and continues to work, to implement the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme as provided for in the relevant policy and guidelines. Whilst the individual circumstances surrounding the vast majority of affected and impacted properties are catered for by the standard approach, there are a small number of cases which warrant an adjusted or tailored response.

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