The ABC has word that the Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann, is kicking off an inquiry by the National Capital and External Territories Committee into Canberra’s diplomatic estates.
Ms Brodtmann says its the first time an inquiry of this nature has been held.
“It’ll particularly focus on the roles of the NCA and the Department of Foreign Affairs as well as the ACT Government and other relevant agencies,” she said.
“It will also be forecasting levels of demand and supply, the suitability of current property types and other options to meet the different needs of diplomatic missions, as well as locations for future diplomatic estates.”
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Ms Brodtmann says the committee will examine all options.
“Some people have spoken to me about the possibilities of sub-divisions, of strata title arrangements, of using existing commercial opportunities as well as possible greenfields,” she said.
“They are all elements that we will be exploring through this inquiry.”