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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2708 ..


(3) Access Canberra has several regulatory tools available should the investigation uncover a breach of legislation. To preserve the integrity of this investigation, it would be inappropriate to speculate on likely action until the investigation is complete.

(4) Each matter has a variety of circumstances that dictate how quickly an investigation can be conducted and completed.


Access Canberra—lease agreements(Question No 2519)

Miss C Burch asked the Minister for Business and Regulatory Services, upon notice, on 17 May 2019:

(1) As of the first of May 2019, is the YMCA complying with the terms of their lease agreement for section 18 Yarralumla, (a) if not, has the Government enforced the eviction of the YMCA from the Yarralumla Bay site given the 31st of December 2018 deadline and (b) if not, why has the Government not enforced the eviction of YMCA from the site.

(2) What steps has Access Canberra taken to negotiate with the YMCA to resolve the lease issue.

(3) Has Access Canberra granted another extension to the YMCA to resolve their lease issues; if so, can a copy of any extension agreement be provided.

(4) How regularly has Access Canberra contacted the YMCA to resolve the lease issue.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) As at 30 January 2019, the YMCA was complying with the Crown Lease for the land. There is no new evidence before Access Canberra to suggest that the lessee is in breach of the Crown Lease.

(2) No steps have been taken since 30 January 2019, as there is no new evidence before Access Canberra to suggest that the lessee is in breach of the Crown Lease.

(3) There has been no need for an extension. At the time of Access Canberra’s last inspection, it was determined that the YMCA were complying with their Crown Lease.

(4) Access Canberra undertook two inspections in January 2019. On both occasions there was no breach of the Crown Lease observed.


Environment—Isabella Pond(Question No 2520)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 17 May 2019:

(1) How many times has Isabella Pond been drained since October 2016.


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