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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2344 ..


I am confident that many owners corporations will find this a timely incentive to undertake phase 1 of their cladding rectification process, so that they may understand the nature of any fire risk that their building may have and what may be required to address any unacceptable risk.

Phase 2 of the scheme covers actual rectification works being undertaken on buildings. The government is committed to offering concessional loans to owners corporations to assist financially with undertaking the required works. The details of the concessional loan arrangements will be finalised once testing and assessment results from phase 1 are known. I will make further announcements in this respect in due course.

Owners corporations can participate in the private buildings cladding scheme knowing that they can access the 50 per cent rebate up to a $20,000 threshold to cover the testing and assessment of their building, and that a concessional loan will be available if cladding replacement is subsequently required.

I am pleased to be able to offer this support to make our community safer, and I strongly encourage eligible owners corporations to join the private buildings cladding scheme and begin the process of addressing potentially combustible cladding on their building. I present the following paper:

Private Buildings Cladding Scheme—Ministerial statement, 5 August 2021.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Steel, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (10.26): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to introduce the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 into the Assembly today. Nearly all of us interact with the road network every day, whether as a driver, a cyclist or a pedestrian. While most of us take great care when doing so, we must recognise that roads can be dangerous places. One of the great tragedies of road safety is that the consequences of negligent or culpable driving are often felt by people who are not at fault. Road safety is a shared responsibility and it


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