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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 2915 ..

MR COE: Minister, has your directorate approved the use of defective and not fit for purpose aluminium cladding material in any ACT building? If so, when was that last approved by the planning directorate?

MR GENTLEMAN: I am not aware of any approval of the product that Mr Coe mentions. I will take that on notice and ask the directorate for any details that they may have and come back to the Assembly.

Government—building materials policy

MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Minister, on 12 July this year the shadow minister for planning, Ms Lawder, emailed you about the use of aluminium cladding. You failed to answer a number of questions. Do any of the multistorey buildings on Section 65, that is, the Glebe Park precinct, use these panels?

MR GENTLEMAN: I will go to the premise of the question first: the questions from Ms Lawder. My understanding is that my office did provide Ms Lawder with complete answers to a number of her questions. She posed 23 questions and my office supplied a direct answer in relation to all of those 23 questions. In relation to the detail of that particular building, I would have to take that on notice.

MS LEE: Minister, are these cladding materials used on any buildings in the Canberra Airport precinct?

MR GENTLEMAN: I can say for sure that I understand that the Canberra airport group is looking at some of their buildings in Brindabella park, but they have not provided me with any detail.

MS LAWDER: Minister, who is responsible for ensuring the safety of all buildings in the ACT?

MR GENTLEMAN: Buildings come under a national code. Building safety in regard to the complexity and the construction of the building would come under my directorate in regard to the first acceptance, if you like, or approval of the building to those national codes.

City Renewal Authority—program

MR STEEL: Chief Minister, what is the work program the government has outlined for the City Renewal Authority?

MR BARR: I thank Mr Steel for the question. The authority has been tasked with delivering a cohesive, coordinated plan for the revitalisation of the city centre and develop the CBD Australia’s capital city deserves. It will have particular focus on the sequence and timing of major infrastructure works. The authority will also finalise and implement the Haig Park master plan, including developing a conservation management plan for the area. The authority will complete state 1 of the West Basin

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