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(4) The planning and land authority assesses compliance with Rule 43 of the Single Dwelling Housing Code as part of the initial development application process. It is open to the proponent to rely on Criterion 43. The planning and land authority provides an on-line assessment tool to establish compliance with Criterion 43. The appointed certifier for the building application then has the responsibility to ensure that the constructed building comply with the outcome envisaged for Rule or Criterion 43.

(5) No. As mentioned under (4), if Rule 43 cannot be met, the proponent could still rely on compliance with Criterion 43 to obtain development approval and a subsequent Certificate of Occupancy. A development proposal must comply with the relevant provisions of the Territory Plan for a development approval to be provided. As noted in (3) above the building approval process requires the appointed building certifier to ensure that the building approval is undertaken in accordance with the development approval granted previously. Access Canberra may investigate alleged non-compliances where owners find that their home does not meet the relevant provisions.

Municipal services—street lights
(Question No 440)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:

(1) What independent checks are undertaken to ensure that failed street lights lamps are replaced within the timeframe of 10 consecutive days.

(2) How many street light repairs to failed lamps were completed outside of the 10 day timeframe in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18 to date.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Maintenance of the streetlight network is contracted to a private sector contractor. Compliance with contractual obligations, such as required response timeframes is independently monitored and enforced by the contract Superintendent, engaged by TCCS.

(2) Contractor performance is tracked in terms of “percentage network availability” (as defined in the contract documentation) which is calculated on the basis of the proportion of allocated work completed within required timeframes. It is graphed below. The reduction in performance from October 2015 occurred due to a shift in resourcing by the then contractor.

(A copy of the graph is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Ginninderra blacksmith’s shop—maintenance
(Question No 459)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 4 August 2017:

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