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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 215 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 March 2020 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon B.S. Wyatt
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 March 2020


215. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to question without notice 168 about the sale of buildings 2 and 3 of the Midland railway workshops to Australian Capital Equity.

(1) Will the minister please table the details of the public tender process and the conditional contract?

(2) What other entities bid for these buildings?

(3) What were buildings 2 and 3 sold for?

(4) Does the sale to Australian Capital Equity have anything to do with the debt to West Australian Newspapers of $188 383, as per the Western Australian Labor Party's 2018–19 political party annual return?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Lands.

(1) The sites were released to market in June 2017 seeking offers to purchase. Three submissions were received. Subsequently, a contract for the sale of the two workshops was entered into with a subsidiary of Australian Capital Equity.

(2) They were Midland Workshop Markets and Stuart Redcliffe Hawley.

(3) Block 2 was sold for $2.6 million, excluding GST, and block 3 was sold for $3.85 million, excluding GST.

(4) The sale proceeds for all land sales within the Midland railway workshops precinct are used to retire legacy debt for the precinct.