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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 27 September 2007) . . Page.. 2842 ..

(4) In addition to the requirements outlined previously, there is a general environmental duty on everyone not to pollute the environment.

Environment Protection officers as part of their normal duties undertake audits of businesses, which include waste collection businesses, to ensure the activities undertaken by the business are not having an adverse impact on the environment.

There is also a very proactive community within Canberra who will report a business who is polluting the environment. EP Officers investigate all reports and will take action as required to ensure the protection of the environment.

(5) No.

(6) EP Officers undertake routine inspections and audits to ensure that companies and individuals are complying with the Environment Protection Act 1997 and the Environment Protection Regulation 2005.

Land Titles Office
(Question No 1627)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 21 August 2007:

(1) Why did the Land Titles Office move from Civic to Fyshwick;

(2) How much did this move cost;

(3) What studies were done before the move was undertaken;

(4) Are any further moves planned for the Land Titles Office; if so, (a) why and (b) what studies have been done supporting any further moves.

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

(1) The Land Titles Office was part of the Registrar General’s Office, which is now part of the Office of Regulatory Services. The lease for Allara House expired 31 December 2006 and these functions were collocated with other Office of Regulatory Services functions at 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.

(2) The removalist’s costs relating to the Registrar General’s Office including the Land Titles Office relocation to Fyshwick was $45,795.90. There were also fit out costs associated with locating Office of Regulatory Services functions at 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.

(3) Whilst there was no specific studies undertaken, it was consistent with the Whole of Government Accommodation Strategy.

(4) a) Government is yet to make a decision on this issue. Any relocation would be part of the Whole of Government Accommodation Strategy that is progressively being implemented based on the accommodation requirements supplied by Agencies and approved by Government.

b) I am advised that no official study has been undertaken.

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