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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Page: 112

Mr Morrison asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 10 November 2008:

In respect of his department’s land at Schofields Aerodrome, will he confirm: (a) that 146.1 hectares of surplus land on this site was listed for sale by tender with Jones Lang LeSalle; and (b) that the closing date for tenders was Thursday 26 June 2008; and advise whether: (c) this land was sold, (d) the Commonwealth has any remaining interest in this land; and (e) the contract for sale included any conditions relating to the future use of the land.

Mr Fitzgibbon (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a)   Yes.

(b)   Yes.

(c)   No.

(d)   Yes, as the land was not sold.

(e)   No, but the tender conditions did include the following clauses: 17.1 The sale of the Property is being conducted having regard to the Australian Government’s surplus land disposal objectives. These include: