Parliament lease details not finalised
by Zoe Edwards
The Examiner, 23 May 2010
DETAILS of a long-term lease agreement between the State Government and the company contracted to build a new government office building behind Parliament House are yet to be finalised.
Citta Property Group plans to demolish government office block 10 Murray Street to build a five-star green building, as part of its Parliament Square redevelopment.
Treasurer Michael Aird says the Government had guaranteed to lease the new building but could not detail the length or cost of the agreement.
“Negotiation of the final terms of a lease agreement have not been finalised,” Mr Aird said.
This comes at a time when the Government is proceeding to buy back Burnie’s North West Regional Hospital for $29million, releasing the Government from the final 10 years of a $5million-a-year lease for the site.