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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1844..


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(Question No 655)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to Private Building Certifiers.

How many professional building certifiers are currently licensed to practice in the ACT.

How many of these certifiers are currently unable to practise in the ACT because they are unable to obtain professional indemnity insurance.

How many clients did each of the certifiers currently unable to practice have.

How many of these clients have been or have had difficulties in obtaining a replacement building certifier because of the difficulty in obtaining professional indemnity insurance.

How many building certifiers, to your knowledge, have had difficulties in obtaining professional indemnity insurance.

How many people have contacted PALM between 1 July 2002 and the present date to raise concerns about having difficulty in having building certifiers certify their buildings due to concerns over professional indemnity insurance.

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

20

1

787 Building Approvals were affected.

By March 2003 all clients had engaged another certifier to continue with their projects.

Since 1 January 2003, one was refused insurance, 9 others did get insurance after a delay of 6 to 8 weeks but with substantial increase in premiums.

PALM estimates that it has received 30 enquiries related to the certifier who could not obtain Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Motor vehicles-abandoned

(Question No 656)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to an incomplete response to Question on Notice 567 concerning the removal of abandoned and dumped vehicles in land managed by ACT Forests

Have the remaining 34 vehicles been removed from the area, if not, why not?


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