Page 4037 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 September 2018
Land—rural property acquisition
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 1 August 2018):
Consistent with evidence from the Auditor-General to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to the Inquiry into the Assembly of Rural Land West of Canberra (Report No 8/2018) Report, and in accordance with concluding advice from the ACT Government Solicitor, that “…it is not apparent that the Directorate (that is, the Territory) has any obligation to undertake any investigation into the conduct of the valuer at this time…” investigations by the directorate regarding the partial surrender and regrant (‘subdivision’) of Fairvale, are not warranted.
Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Wednesday, 15 August 2018):
In 2017-18, 8,555 ratepayers received a rebate of $700. The rebate provides a discount of 50 per cent of the household rates bill up to $700.
Molonglo Valley—shopping facilities
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Hanson on Thursday, 16 August 2018):
The Denman Prospect local centre is forecast for construction completion at the end of 2018. The opening of the centre is scheduled shortly thereafter with a number of tenants secured for the centre. Further information about tenancies will be provided closer to the opening date and any interested parties can receive updates on progress of the local centre via the developments website at https://denmanprospect.com.au/denman-village-shops/.
Mr Gentleman (in reply to supplementary questions by Ms Lee and Miss C Burch on Thursday, 16 August 2018):
I understand that the recent decision is still within the statutory appeal period and it would not be appropriate for me to comment on this matter, or the original decision, at this point in time.
In relation to this being “the second time this year that a development application has been wrongly approved”, I am not clear which development application the Member is referring to but as there are some matters currently subject to appeal being heard by the Supreme Court as well as in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further at this time.