Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4073 ..
2. There were three staff members working in this unit – two CMTEDD staff and one staff member from the Health Directorate. Following the completion of a number of pieces of work, the remaining projects are being led by Health and CMTEDD. The staff in the Healthy Active Living unit returned to CMTEDD and the Health Directorate.
Mr Steel (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Wednesday, 14 August 2019):
The capacity or otherwise to deliver certification on the project is not a matter upon which the ACT Government was required to form a view. Canberra Metro are responsible for appointment of the certifier.
Mr Steel (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Miss C Burch on Wednesday, 14 August 2019):
Canberra Metro was responsible for employing the certifier.
Canberra Metro has advised the government that the change of certifier was in relation to the capacity to deliver certification on the project.
Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question by Mrs Kikkert on Thursday, 15 August 2019):
In terms of consultation, the process to date has been one of notification and information sharing. This has involved the distribution of letters to properties in close proximity to the Frewin Centre site, a summary of which is as follows:
• A notification letter in June 2017 to advise that a Development Application (DA) for demolition of the Frewin Centre building had been lodged. The DA was approved in July 2017 (refer Attachment A). A map showing the distribution area of the notification letter has also been included.
• A letter dated 15 October 2018 to advise that investigations would be undertaken to confirm the site’s suitability for future community housing. Information about community housing was also included (refer Attachment B). A map showing the distribution area of the letter has also been included.
• A letter dated 14 May 2019 to advise that preparations were underway to facilitate demolition of the Frewin Centre building. This letter also included information about community housing (refer Attachment C). A map showing the distribution area of the letter has also been included.
Given the range of complex considerations outlined herein, along with the site’s existing Territory Plan zone of Community Facility (CF) - which permits community housing, a notify and inform approach to consultation was considered appropriate in this situation by the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate.