Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 20 September 2017) . . Page.. 3980 ..
Mr Barr: Although all the world’s a stage, for now I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answer to question without notice
MS BERRY: I want to advise the Assembly that in respect of the development at Holder all of the trees will remain, subject to tree health, and that geotechnical surveys have commenced, but there has been no report produced yet.
Government—building materials policy
MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (3.25): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) for over a decade the ACT Government has been aware of the fire risks associated with aluminium cladding, as outlined in the Ministerial Statement of 17 August 2017, Update on the Aluminium Cladding Working Group;
(b) since 2009, the ACT Government has been working on specific measures to address the fire safety risks associated with aluminium cladding;
(c) in 2009-2010, the ACT Government approved aluminium cladding be used in the construction of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children;
(d) in 2017, 10 years after monitoring the fire risks associated with aluminium cladding, the ACT Government commenced an audit of all ACT Government buildings constructed with this product;
(e) the Government has refused leave to request the Minister table the audit of ACT Health government buildings;
(f) the Minister for Planning and Land Management has failed to answer questions about the matter;
(g) during question time on 13 September 2017, the Minister for Health and Wellbeing informed the Assembly that she has been advised by infrastructure experts at ACT Health and by ACT Fire and Rescue that the Centenary Hospital is safe and yet the Minister is having cladding from the hospital removed;
(h) the Minister for Health and Wellbeing has refused to explain why the cladding is being removed;
(i) the Senate Economics References Committee report states that there have been 19 fires involving aluminium cladding worldwide, including: