The Canberra Times has a lengthy piece on what is going to happen to all the real estate Canberra’s closed schools are sitting on.
Mr Hargreaves dashed industry hopes the land would be sold to build more housing, despite Canberra’s property squeeze.
He told The Canberra Times nearly all the sites would remain intact, in case schools need to be reopened in future decades to cope with demographic change.
The buildings are now likely to be occupied by government agencies and not-for-profit organisations, whose rents will be subsidised.
“We’re not in the real estate market. That’s why community groups get priority. This will help them provide their services at as low a cost as they can,”