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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1943 ..


(1) Yes.

(a) The complaint raised allegations about noncompliance with planning and heritage laws.

(b) Under the Architects Act 2004 a complaint can be made when there is a belief formed that a ground for occupational discipline exists in relation to an architect. The allegations raised in the complaint do not relate to a ground for occupational discipline. There is no power for the Architects Board to investigate or take action in relation to the complaint.

(c) No. There was no ground for occupational discipline.

(d) There is no record available to indicate that a response was provided to the complainant.

(2) The Architects Board has only received the one complaint, in 2015.

Government—support for Common Ground (Question No 1282)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 13 April 2018:

(1) What was the ACT Government's total contribution for the physical infrastructure of Common Ground building in Gungahlin, including financial, in-kind support and land.

(2) How much operational funding does Common Ground Gungahlin receive, including funding or in-kind support to the (a) support provider and (b) tenancy manager.

(3) Has the ACT Government developed any cost estimates for the construction and ongoing operational requirements for (a) expanding the existing Common Ground building in Gungahlin and (b) construction and operation of a Common Ground at a different location.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The total contribution from the ACT Government for the Common Ground building in Gungahlin, including financial, in-kind support and land was $13m.This was funded by a capital injection of $9.5m from the ACT Government and a contribution of approximately $1.5m from Housing ACT. The land in Gungahlin was transferred from the (then) Economic Development Directorate in 2014 and was valued at $2m at that time. The Commonwealth provided additional funds of $4m.

(2)

(a) In 2017-18 Northside Community Service receives $307,931 (GST exclusive) to provide support services to all tenants at Common Ground Gungahlin.

(b) Argyle Community Housing (Argyle) is not directly funded by the ACT Government for services provided to Common Ground Gungahlin. Argyle collects all revenue related to Common Ground Gungahlin: rent, Commonwealth Rental Assistance (CRA) where applicable, and National Rental Affordability Scheme incentives. This revenue is retained in a bank account and used for all tenancy and


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