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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2712 ..

(3) What investigations or site visits has Access Canberra done to ensure that the Yarralumla Block 1 Section 18 is being utilised by the owner in accordance with the terms of the Crown Lease.

(4) If investigations or site visits have occurred, what (a) was the dates of these site visits and (b) actions were undertaken by the ACT Government.

(5) What was the outcome of each of the site visits and investigations referred to in part (3).

(6) What policy, criteria and other reasoning documents were used by the Government to assess whether this building was being used within the terms of the Crown Lease and can the Minister provide a copy of those documents.

(7) What enforcement, penalties for breach of conditions and extensions have been issued or granted by the Government regarding the use of Yarralumla Block 1 Section 18.

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

(1) A copy of a Crown Lease for a parcel of land may be obtained by undertaking a title search online by visiting and by paying the prescribed fee. Crown Leases, by their nature contain conditions and obligations.

(2) Yes. Prior to 1 January there was an open case in regards to this matter.

(a) February 2019

(b) Allegations of breach of the lease purpose clause.

(3) Access Canberra building Inspectors have conducted inspections throughout the course of their investigation in January 2019.

(4) (a) 23 and 30 January 2019.

(b) No regulatory action was undertaken.

(5) Inspectors observed no more than 10 people present at the time of each inspection. Further inspections were not conducted after the complaint received in February 2019 as it had already been determined, in prior recent inspections, that there was no breach to investigate.

(6) The Crown Lease, Registered Variation to the Crown Lease, the Planning and Development Act 2007 (the Act) and observations made during the inspections.

Copies of the Crown lease and variations are available for a fee at

The Act can be viewed at

(7) Since January 2019, no enforcement action, penalties or extensions have been issued.

Government—taxes and charges(Question No 2523)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 17 May 2019:

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