MIDLAND WORKSHOPS SITE
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
(3) What were buildings 2 and 3 sold
(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?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
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.