Page 3760 - Week 08 - Friday, 24 August 2012

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This consultation closed on 27 April 2012 and Roads ACT has received a copy of the various comments.

The Director Roads ACT met with representatives of the traders of Griffith Shops, residents in the vicinity of the development and the local Community Council on Friday 4 May 2012 to look at the locations and discuss issues raised.

A temporary traffic management approval has been provided for the demolition and excavation component of the work which has been underway for the last three weeks.

Approval of a temporary traffic plan for the construction activities is currently being assessed by Roads ACT. Associated worker parking will be contained in the site and in a parking area in front of the Griffith depot. While parking will not be restricted on Lindsay Street, the developer has been encouraged not to use this area for worker parking. It should be noted that no temporary parking will be permitted on the adjacent oval as part of the development approval.

Parking—Griffith shops

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 2 May 2012): Temporary traffic management plans are not loaded onto the TAMS website. Some 2000 temporary traffic management plans are received on an annual basis and this would be too resource intensive.

Construction industry—sham contracting

Dr Bourke (in reply to a question by Ms Bresnan on Wednesday, 28 March 2012):

1. Within the procurement framework, the ACT Government has several mechanisms to encourage compliance with industrial relations (IR) and work health and safety (WHS) requirements on work sites in the Territory.

a. All Tenderers for capital works projects are required to make statutory declarations confirming that they comply with all legislated IR, employment and WHS obligations, at the time they submit a tender and at various payment milestones.

b. Capital works contracts also require compliance with applicable laws and have provisions for action (such as termination) for serious non-compliance.

c. Organisations are required to advise Shared Services Procurement of all subcontractors they intend to use on ACT Government construction sites within 14 days of receiving a Letter of Acceptance as the successful tenderer. The details of proposed subcontractors are then forwarded to the ACT Long Service Leave Authority and other regulatory authorities. This allows these authorities to assess whether each entity is meeting their relevant legal obligations.

2. The ACT has limited regulatory power with respect to some aspects of IR compliance.

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