Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2017) . . Page.. 685 ..
• engaging with stakeholders to implement necessary changes to build TCCS’ citizen engagement and customer experience capability.
ACT Planning and Land Authority—inspectors
(Question No 22)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 16 December 2016 (redirected to the Minister for Regulatory Services):
(1) How many inspectors are employed by the Planning and Land Authority to undertake enforcement procedures.
(2) Is each inspector qualified in a particular skill; if so, can the Minister breakdown the total number of inspectors into skill categories.
(3) How many inspectors left the Planning and Land Authority in (a) 2015 and (b) 2016 to date by (i) total number and (ii) skill category.
(4) How long can it take, on average, (a) to book an inspection and (b) for an inspection to occur once an inspection is booked.
(5) How long can it take, on average, to book an inspection for each skill category.
(6) Are there any plans to recruit additional inspectors.
Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Access Canberra currently has 35 inspectors who have operational duties including enforcement procedures which were transferred from the Environment Planning and Development Directorate to Access Canberra in April 2015.
(2) These inspectors are employed to work in Access Canberra inspectorates and require specific skill-sets and qualifications. The inspectorates can be broken down as follows:
• Electrical Inspectorate, 14 inspectors with electrical qualifications
• Plumbing and Gas Inspectorate, 11 inspectors with plumbing and gas qualifications.
• Construction Audit Team, 10 inspectors with various building trade and building surveying qualifications.
In a number of instances, some officers hold dual or multiple qualifications in various related fields.
(3) (a) In 2015, 1 Electrical Inspector and 1 Plumbing and Gas Inspector left Access Canberra.
(b) In 2016, 2 Plumbing and Gas Inspectors, and 1 Construction Audit Inspector left Access Canberra.