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Question On Notice No. 1442 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 June 2018 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Lands
Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 1705- View tabled paper
Question

I refer to Legislative Council question on notice No. 1190, in relation to the sale of State land, and I ask:
(a) please provide the standard conditions for the sale of crown land;
(b) what was the sale price of the land to the Shire of Chapman Valley and any conditions applied to the sale;
(c) why were adjoining land owners not offered the land on the same terms as the Shire of Chapman Valley i.e. sale by private treaty pursuant to section 86 of the Land Administration Act 1997;
(d) why was the sale of the land not subjected to an open and competitive process that ensured all interested parties were treated fairly and the State received the greatest benefit for the disposal of the asset;
(e) I refer to Section 3.58 of the Local Government Act 1995 in relation to disposal of property, is the State's approach to the disposal of property inconsistent with which it expects of Local Government by allowing for private negotiation and little transparency; and
(f) are you aware the land in question has no road frontage or road access, what are the arrangements that would be necessary to provide access to the lot given negotiation or communication has not occurred in this respect with adjoining land owners?

Answered on 30 August 2018

(a) [See tabled paper no.]

(b) This information is publicly available through Landgate, however for the member’s benefit: $11,000.00 GST inclusive.

Conditions of sale are contained in the tabled paper.

(c) Section 86 of the Land Administration Act 1997 applies only to the Commonwealth, another State or Territory and any local government.

(d) Consideration to dispose of Lot 90 direct to the Shire of Chapman Valley was approved once negotiations with the owners of adjoining land had been exhausted.

(e) The sale of this land was conducted pursuant to section 86 of the Land Administration Act 1997.

(f) The Shire has a right of carriageway easement providing access through Lot 80 via Hester Place.