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Rental Bonds - Rates at Interest Earned and Total Value of Interest Earned





Interest Accrued


Interest Accrued


Interest Accrued

(a) Rates of Interest Earned 1

2.81% - 2.91%

2.37% - 2.7%

2.33% 2 - 2.56%

(b) Total Interest Earned





(1) The Rate of Interest Earned is calculated based on the average of twelve months’ interest rates at which the rental bonds accrued interest in the Access Canberra operating bank account and the Public Trustee and Guardian investment account.

(2) The Rate of Interest Earned for 2017-18 from the Access Canberra Rental Bond operating account is indicative estimate for the period July - October 2017.

Municipal services—maintenance of public land
(Question No 819)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 November 2017:

(1) Given that residents of Gungahlin have expressed concerns about the lack of maintenance of entry areas into suburbs and fringe or reserve areas in the region, who has responsibility for maintenance of public land comprising entry into a suburb including the featured area of Springbank Rise Casey comprising (a) each side of Yeend Avenue from Horse Park Drive, (b) Minty Grove, (c) Springbank Rise Park and (d) Springbank Rise Dog Park.

(2) Give that the Minty Grove area includes former Springbank Rise Sales and Information Centre, which was sold in October 2014 and a development application lodged almost two years ago for community facility, additions and alterations (Lease Variation, Proposed additions and alterations to existing building and change of use to a childcare centre ACTPLA reference 201528245), (a) what was the outcome, (b) has any progress been made on the additions and alterations, (c) who monitors maintenance on private areas pending development, (d) who is responsible for maintaining landscaping around private areas and (e) are there any parameters relating to this maintenance requirement, including boundary maps.

(3) Is maintenance of public areas adjoining the suburb entrance and private community developments included in the schedules for the nearby park and dog park.

(4) Given that the featured area comprises Alan Watt Crescent and Bidgood Way, Casey where the walled area is overgrown with weeds and the landscaped area between the junctions of the two roads is overgrown with weeds, who has responsibility for maintenance of public land approaching and comprising the outer boundary of a suburb.

(5) Who is responsible for the maintenance of landscaped and unimproved areas on the fringes of suburbs.

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