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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . .

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

Building approval for any development is required to take into consideration the conditions of the existing soil for appropriate soil classification in accordance with the National Construction Code. The relevant industry professionals must take this into consideration when designing the building and the project building certifier is also required to review the geotechnical certification received as part of the building approval application documents.

Transport—light rail (Question No 712)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Capital Metro, upon notice, on 7 April 2016:

In relation to the independent reviews of the light rail project's final business case, (a) what was the process to identify the people or organisations commissioned to review the business case, (b) what was the date when each review was commissioned, (c) which persons or organisations conducted the reviews, (d) what information was provided to each reviewer at the time each review was commissioned, (e) was further information sought by each reviewer and if so, what information was provided, (f) what period of time was taken for each review, (g) what was the cost for each review, (h) what was the date each completed review was received, (i) what date each review was released and (j) what was the reason why the release of the second review by Professor Roger Vickerman was delayed until 7 April 2016.

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

(1) In relation to the independent reviews of the light rail project's final business case:

a) Enquiries were made by the Capital Metro Agency to various parties to identify individuals with appropriate expertise to opine upon the business case.

b) October 2014.

c) Professors Derek Scrafton and Roger Vickerman.

d) The scope of the respective requests is set out in each of the reports.

e) The scope of the respective requests is set out in each of the reports.

f) The reports were produced during October 2014.

g) $5,400 for Professor's Scrafton's review and 2,000 (approximately $3,700) for Professor Vickerman.

h) 30 and 31 October 2014.

i) Professor Scrafton's report was publicly released on 17 April 2015 and Professor Vickerman's report was publicly released on 5 April 2016.

j) The government reserves the right to release reports commissioned by it at times of its choosing.


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