Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4570 ..
(3) The Government has undertaken many inspections at different times and has followed up with action to address the issues as they have arisen in order to secure compliance. At this point in time, no notices are in effect and the lessees are not considered to be in breach. The lessees’ compliance was achieved after Access Canberra issued a Rectification Notice (the Notice) to the lessees in relation to the untidy state of the block and the management of vehicles being stored on it. Access Canberra also conducted an inspection on 30 August 2017 to ascertain the current state and condition of the block. The inspection showed the Notice had been complied with and it was subsequently revoked. In addition, the lessees have provided a written assurance to Access Canberra that they will maintain the residence in a tidy state. Access Canberra will continue to monitor the situation.
(4) Access Canberra has taken regulatory action in relation to the untidy state of the block and has resolved these issues. Advice has been provided to residents who have written to the Government about what they should do in the event of nuisance dogs or the occurrence of anti-social behaviour. In relation to the latter, any person concerned about such behaviour should ring ACT Policing in the first instance.
(5) Advice has been provided to residents who have written to the Government about what they should do if they are concerned about nuisance dogs or anti-social behaviour. In the event of nuisance dogs, Transport Canberra and City Services advise Domestic Animal Services should be contacted on 13 22 81. Any person concerned about anti-social behaviour should ring ACT Policing in the first instance on 131 444 or 000 in emergency situations.
(Question No 615)
Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:
(1) Do all aluminium panels in the ACT meet today’s building and fire standards; if not, did the aluminium panels meet the relevant standard at the time of installation.
(2) Will the Government require any of the cladding/panels in use in the ACT to be removed/replaced given the high fire safety risk; if so, at whose expense and in what timeframe; if not, what other mitigations will the ACT Government put in place to ensure the safety of ACT citizens.
(3) Are there codes/regulations that limit the use of aluminium cladding to buildings of a particular height; if so, what are the current building codes/regulations/rules/guidelines that regulate the specifications applicable to the use of aluminium cladding in the construction of buildings in the ACT.
(4) Has the cladding been used on buildings higher than this; if so, (a) how has this occurred, (b) how has a Certificate of Occupancy etc been issued if this is the case and (c) have retrospective Development Applications been granted in these cases.
(5) Since 1 January 2008, how many (a) Development Applications have been approved using aluminium cladding, (b) Development Applications have been rejected which included aluminium cladding and (c) retrospective Development Applications have been approved which included aluminium cladding.