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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2687 ..


the Building Act 2004

the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004

the Planning and Development Act 2007

the Unit Titles Act 2001

the Electrical Safety Act 1971

the Gas Safety Act 2000

Further information on regulatory actions taken by Access Canberra can found in The ACT Construction Occupations Annual Report. In addition to the above, the ACT Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2009 establishes an adjudication process so that people who carry out construction work, or supply goods and services, can receive timely payment.

(7) As noted above the Government does not have a role in monitoring the contract terms between private businesses.

(8) As noted above the Government does not have a role in monitoring the contract terms between private businesses.

(9) As noted above the Government does not have a role in monitoring the contract terms between private businesses. The ACT Government does have a strong commitment to the ongoing improvement of the building regulatory system and has already undertaken extensive reforms to improve practices and standards across the industry. The Parliamentary and Governing Agreement of the 10th Legislative Assembly outlines a number of commitments targeted at improving building quality and the Government has also committed to recommendations arising from the former Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism’s Inquiry into Building Quality.


COVID-19 pandemic—land tax credit(Question No 367)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 6 August 2021 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) How many land tax credit applications have been received as part of the ACT Government’s COVID-19 Economic Survival Package.

(2) How many land tax credit applications have been approved.

(3) What is the total value of rebates provided to landlords under the scheme and can the Minister provide a breakdown of the value per application.

(4) How many land tax credit applications have been refused and what were the reasons for refusal.

(5) How many other schemes did the Government consider before implementing the land tax credit scheme and what were those schemes.

(6) Did the Government consider paying the rent shortfall directly to landlords, as is the case with the Tasmanian scheme; if so, why did the Government decide not to go with this option; if not, why not.


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