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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 3045 ..

As the work of the Taskforce is yet to be completed, and many of the more complex properties are yet to be resolved, the total number of cases that warrant a non-standard approach is not yet known.

Whilst there is no specific set of criteria that triggers non-standard treatment, individual circumstances are considered in keeping with the compassionate approach taken by the Taskforce when working with homeowners. The policy intent is considered along with the interests and rights of the homeowner, neighbours, the broader community and government when the particular complexities and risks associated with the acquisition and demolition of some affected properties.

Asbestos—treatment policy

Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question by Ms Lawder on Thursday, 3 August 2017):

The presence of an affected unit in a multi-unit complex does not necessitate the demolition of all units in the complex.

However, there are instances where an affected property is structurally dependent upon another property. In these instances the safe and efficient demolition of the affected property may require the demolition of the associated property as well. Where this is the case the associated property or properties are deemed ‘Eligible Impacted’ and are managed under the Eligible Impacted Buyback Program.

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