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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2231 ..


each of the four recommendations, and the government response outlines improved processes and procedures to address the recommendations.

Recommendation 1 states that, in order to remedy deficiencies in the tender process, the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate should brief me, as the minister administering the Planning and Development Act 2007, and the cabinet on the implications of the risk to legislative compliance identified by this report and advise on options for remedying the deficiencies in the tender process.

The directorate is seeking legal advice on legislative compliance issues identified in the report and will prepare a brief on the issues raised. Following receipt of this advice the directorate will develop and implement mechanisms to mitigate potential noncompliance as required.

Recommendations 2 and 3 relate to the strengthening of probity, governance and assurance in procurement processes. The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, the City Renewal Authority and the Suburban Land Agency are reviewing, assessing and enhancing the processes, practices, training and culture related to probity and procurement as part of the continuous improvement cycle that underpins the new arrangements.

Recommendation 4 states that the agencies mentioned above should reinforce organisational values by clearly articulating their values and providing guidance to staff on how these are to be implemented, and by implementing procedures that reinforce and infuse the values throughout the organisation. The agencies are continuing to review, assess and enhance processes, practices and culture related to organisational values as part of the continuous improvement cycle that underpins the new arrangements.

The government thanks the Auditor-General for tabling this audit report and will continue to make improvements to land sales processes and procedures.

Gungahlin strategic assessment—audit

Paper and statement by minister

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (4.13): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Independent Audit—Government response.

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (4.13), by leave: I would like to speak on this report if I could. I thank Minister Rattenbury for tabling the report. As the minister responsible for the implementation of the Gungahlin strategic assessment, I am pleased to provide comment on the government's response to the first independent audit undertaken by the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment.


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