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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 2 August 2018) . . Page.. 2797 ..

parties, these have not yet resulted in formal applications. Consequently, there have been no funds expended on individual transition support packages or re homing assistance to date.

The Taskforce will accept applications until 30 June 2018, and Woden Community Service remains available to assist in preparing and submitting applications by that deadline.

With respect to the exceptional circumstances under which the Taskforce may approve additional re-homing support, there are two main categories of cases.

The first category is where there is evidence that a significant proportion (at least 60%) of an ex-racing greyhound’s racing activity was carried out at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club.

The second category is where financial assistance in excess of the $2000 cap is sought, if there is evidence that a particular greyhound has injuries, behavioural issues, dental problems or other veterinary needs that could be addressed to increase that hound’s chances of successful re-homing.


Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Ms Lee and Mr Parton on Thursday, 7 June 2018):

Block 11 Section 8 Fyshwick has been valued in accordance with standard operating procedures relating to the direct sale of land. In lieu of a competitive process, three market valuations were originally undertaken in May 2017, and the highest valuation was adopted as the market value for the site. At that time the land was valued at $970,000 (ex GST).

In May 2018, this valuation was updated and reconfirmed by the same valuation provider that supplied the adopted valuation. To date the land has not been sold.

The land has not been offered for sale publically as the proposed purchaser independently identified the land and applied for a direct sale to purchase it as a contiguous land parcel. The land was considered suitable for direct sale as a contiguous parcel because it met the relevant criteria under section 122 of Planning and Development Regulation.

At this time four valuations have been undertaken over the land.

As a matter of course, when a Crown lease is granted by way of direct sale the details of the sale are required to be tabled under section 242 of the Planning and Development Act 2007. This is undertaken on a quarterly basis.

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