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(3) How frequently does the Directorate inspect its properties to ensure that lessees are adhering to the terms of their contract.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Yes. The ACT Government continues to have individual head lease agreements with St Vincent de Paul for properties at Oaks Estate.
(2) Yes. On 12 August 2017, the Secretary of the Oaks Estate Progress Association wrote to me inviting me to come to Oaks Estate and meet some of the tenants. Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith subsequently met with a representative of the Oaks Estate Progress Association on behalf of the Government, accompanied by a senior representative of my office.
(3) All properties under head lease agreements with the Community Sector are on a program of annual inspection. Head lease properties at Oaks Estate with St Vincent de Paul are scheduled for inspection in October 2017, with inspections of all properties to be completed by November 2017.
(Question No 588)
Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:
(1) What is the Government’s current position on the location of the future Canberra terminus of heavy rail connections to Sydney.
(2) Has the Government investigated a heavy rail hub in the City that connects with light rail and bus services; if so, what is the current status of those investigations and what locations were investigated.
(3) Has the Government investigated a heavy rail hub in another part of Canberra that connects with light rail and bus services; if so, what is the current status of those investigations and what locations were investigated.
(4) Has the Government investigated the relocation of Kingston Railway Station.
(5) Is the Government currently intending to relocate the Kingston Railway Station.
Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The current location of the Canberra Railway Station Terminus is important in supporting heavy rail passenger connections for the foreseeable future. The railway station would be integrated with the future planning of Eastlake, and coordinated with a rapid public transport service along Canberra and Wentworth Avenues.
(2) The ACT Government has undertaken a number of studies including the Railway Masterplan for the ACT (2009) that proposes direction for rail infrastructure and facilities in the ACT. The Commonwealth High Speed Rail Study Phase 2 also identified a spur line to Canberra on the eastern fringe of Civic that could connect and