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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4180 ..


immediate term are unable /not agreeable to be assessed by the NDIS. This includes access to Community Mental Health teams, in patient and out patient facilities and a suite of non government organisation partner programs.

Access Canberra—complaints
(Question No 589)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Regulatory Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) Has Access Canberra received any complaints in regard to construction at 74 David Street, Turner; if so, what (a) did the complaints relate to and (b) action has Access Canberra undertaken in regard to these complaints.

(2) Has Access Canberra taken any compliance action in regard to construction of this house; if so, (a) what did the compliance action relate to, (b) what was the compliance action and (c) does Access Canberra consider the matter to be finalised.

Mr Ramsay: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes. Access Canberra has received a small number of complaints concerning construction-related activities at 74 David Street, Turner.

(a) The complaints alleged that construction within a basement was in breach of the development approval (DA) and that construction of a fence was forward of the building line.

(b) In response to both complaints, Access Canberra has undertaken several site inspections and an investigation is under way.

Access Canberra has engaged with the builder and certifier on multiple occasions concerning the requirements of the DA. Namely, that the void area is to remain so and is not accessible or useable for any other purpose. The builder has provided undertakings to this effect.

To ensure compliance with the DA, a hold on the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (CoU) has been placed on the development file. When an application is made for a CoU, this will be flagged with Access Canberra, who will undertake an inspection of the property. The CoU will not be issued if any non-compliance is identified.

Concerning the complaint alleging construction of a fence forward of the building line, an inspection was undertaken, which identified that the fence constructed was a site safety fence. This is a requirement under section 298 Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 for all sites where construction work of this nature is being undertaken.

(2) Compliance with the approved DA is currently under investigation by Access Canberra. No compliance action has been warranted up to this point.

(a) Access Canberra has not taken any compliance action.


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