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Notice given 25 August 2003

1823  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister for Defence—With reference to the sale and leaseback of the logistics facility at Winnellie:

(1) When was the Winnellie logistics facility sold.

(2) What was the sale price.

(3) When was this sale advertised.

(4) Who managed the sale process; and how much were the managers paid.

(5) How was the sale for this property conducted.

(6) Was the property valued prior to sale; if so, what was the result of that valuation.

(7) Has there been any valuation of the 2.7 hectares of Winnellie land the facility is situated on; if so; what was the result of this valuation.

(8) How many bids were received.

(9) Which organisations submitted bids.

(10) What was the range of bids for the property.

(11) For what reasons did Defence choose to accept the winning bid.

(12) (a) Who took the decision to accept the winning bid; and (b) was the decision taken within Defence or by the Minister.

(13) When was this decision taken.

(14) What rent will Defence pay for the Winnellie facility in the first, second and subsequent years of the lease.