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Monday, 7 March 2005
Page: 206


Senator O’Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, upon notice, on 23 December 2004:

(1)   Will the Minister provide a full list of real property owned by the department, indicating: (a) the address; (b) the type of property (for example, vacant building etc.); (c) the size of the property; and (d) the property valuation.

(2)   Will the Minister provide a full list of the real property sold by, or on behalf of, the department in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 financial years, indicating: (a) the address; (b) the type of property (for example, vacant building etc.); (c) the size of the property; (d) the type of sale (auction or advertised price); (e) the date of sale; (f) the reason for the sale; and (g) the price obtained.

(3)   Will the Minister provide a full list of the real property proposed to be sold by, or on behalf of, the department in the 2004-05 financial year, indicating: (a) the address; (b) the type of property (for example, vacant building etc.); (c) the size of the property; (d) the type of sale proposed (auction or advertised price); (e) the expected price range; and (f) the likely timing of the sale.

(4)   Will the Minister provide a full list of real property currently leased by the department, indicating: (a) the owner of the property; (b) the address; (c) the type of property; (d) the size of the property; (e) the length of current lease; (f) the value of the lease; (g) the departmental activities conducted at the property; and (h) any sub-leases entered into at the property, including details of: (i) the name of sub-tenants, (ii) the length of sub-leases, (iii) the value of sub-leases, and (iv) the nature of sub-tenant activities.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation) —The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   A full list of real property owned by the department is at Attachment 1.

(2)   A full list of real property sold by or on behalf of the department during 2002-03, and 2003-04 financial years, is at Attachment 2.

(3)   The department is currently in the process of reviewing existing properties. At this stage the department has not identified any properties for sale during 2004-05 financial year.

(4)   A full list of ‘real’ property currently leased by the department is at Attachment 3.

 

Attachment 1

OWNED PROPERTIES

Non-Residential

(a)

(b)

(c)

(c)

(d)

Address

Type of Property

Total Floor Area (m2) (A+B)

Land Area (m2)

Valuation

7 Industry Road , Narromine , NSW

Warehouse/office building

665

2,016

$231,450.00

20 Pinnacles Road , Broken Hill , NSW

Office building and two sheds

235.586

3,606.00

$112,683.18

West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island Quarantine Station , Cocos Island ,

12 buildings including offices, laboratories, operating theatre, and plant machinery rooms, an animal house, covered stockyards, two feed stores, dining and recreation building, two motel style blocks of visitors accommodation and four three-bedroom residences

0

21.15 hectares

AQIS is transferring this property to DoTARS effective 1st quarter 2005. The Station has been decommissioned for some years and is in need of significant maintenance. This divestment process has been held up in the past by the requirements from DIMIA, which have now been addressed through correspondence with the Prime Minister.

26 Quarrian Road , Longreach , QLD

Office/Lab, workshop and store room

208.9

698

$107,000.00

Residential

7 (Lot 3) Quetta Close , Thursday Island , Island

 Residential

150

967

$269,761.00

6 (Lot 4) Quetta Close , Thursday Island , Island

 Residential

150

972

$274,761.00

5 (Lot 5) Quetta Close , Thursday Island , Island

 Residential

150

840

$274,761.00

14 Donegan Crescent , Katherine , NT

 Residential

96.2

817

$131,803.00

11 (Lot 1260) Carlsen Way , Karratha , WA

 Residential

152.2

710

$184,695.00

1 (Lot 1386) Lady Douglas Way , Karratha , WA

 Residential

230

705

$203,465.00

5 (Lot 2279) cnr Gill & McKenzie Rds , Broome , WA

 Residential

150

753

$210,852.00

13 (Lot 2275) cnr Gill & McKenzie Rds , Broome , WA

 Residential

150

845

$206,647.00

8 Tarquin Court , Weipa , QLD

 Residential

150

705

$113,331.00