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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 3130..


Multi unit residential dwellings (Class Two buildings) - BCA Volume One

The provision for light and ventilation for a Class Two dwelling are specified in Volume 2, Section F, Part F4 Light and Ventilation. The provisions for light and ventilation are similar to those for a Class One dwelling for artificial light and mechanical ventilation of bathrooms. Where natural ventilation is not provided, a mechanical ventilation or air conditioning system must be provided in accordance with AS/NZS 3666.1.

(2) Natural lighting and ventilation requirements are regulated under the Building Act 2004 through the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and are presently as outlined in response to question 1

Planning—community amenities

(Question No 2087)

DR FOSKEY asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 17 June 2008:

(1) Is the ACT Planning and Land Authority required to take into account the reduction of community amenities, for example the loss of community shops as at Giralang, when considering development applications;

(2) Does lack of adherence to this requirement provide a basis for ministerial intervention in the development approval process.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) N/A.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—kitchen

(Question No 2088)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 17 June 2008:

(1) How much (a) has been spent on or (b) is budgeted for the services of a kitchen consultant during the design, documentation and construction phase of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC);

(2) What services does the kitchen consultant provide;

(3) What is the estimated itemised cost of providing kitchen facilities at the AMC.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. No cost was involved.

2. Stuart Walsh, the Dean of the Catering Faculty at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) provided verbal advice on the plans and the suitability of the kitchen facilities


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