Graythwaite Estate, North Sydney
|About this Item||Subjects||Planning and Development; Government Owned Premises; North Sydney Council
||Speakers||Hale Ms Sylvia; Hatzistergos The Hon John
||Business||Questions Without Notice
||Commentary|| Additional answer at end of question time
GRAYTHWAITE ESTATE, NORTH SYDNEY
Ms SYLVIA HALE: I direct my question to the Minister for Health. Given that Graythwaite Estate in North Sydney was bequeathed to the State in 1915 for the use of the community, why has the Department of Health drawn up concept plans to develop townhouses on the site? Has the Minister replied to North Sydney Council's written request to the department to purchase the site from the department in order to keep it in public ownership and to keep operating on the site the two respite centres, the Coachhouse and the Tom O'Neill Centre? If the Minister has not replied, why not? Is the department planning to sell the site to any entity other than the council?
The Hon. JOHN HATZISTERGOS: I am not aware of the matter to which Ms Sylvia Hale refers. I will get advice and come back to the House in due course.