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4. Report to the Minister on findings of the identification and risk assessment and priorities for further work including short- and long-term management of buildings for which non-compliant cladding poses an unacceptable level of risk.

5. Coordinate communications, briefing and reports in relation to the review and any identified safety risks.

The full Terms of Reference will be published on the EPSDD Planning website shortly.

(2) The group’s first meeting was on 19 July 2017.

(3) The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD), the Emergency Service Agency (ESA) and Access Canberra (AC) are represented on the group. The current members are:

Ms Erin Brady, Deputy Director-General, Land Strategy and Policy, EPSDD

Ms Vanessa Morris, Coordinator and Senior Manager, Building Policy, EPSDD

Mr Mark Brown, Chief Officer, ACT Fire & Rescue, ESA

Mr David Foot, Director, Risk and Planning, ESA

Mr Craig Simmons, Director, Regulatory Compliance, AC

(4) ACT Fire & Rescue is represented by its Chief Officer on the group and have been present at all meeting of the group.

(5) The group does not include members of the building industry.

(6) The group will report back to me when they have completed the work required under the terms of reference. As the work involves review of a large number of buildings, I am expecting the work will extend into 2018.

(7) The report will be reviewed before it is made public to remove any private information not suitable for public release. I will update the Assembly on the progress of the work.

(8) I will be providing an update to the Assembly on the audit of ACT Government buildings in the October 2017 sittings.

(9) See question (8).

(10) See question (8).

(11) See question (8).

(12) Please see response to QON 615 Question 2.

(Question No 617)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) In relation to maintenance of suburbs and impending bushfire threat, what is the cost of mowing and fuel load reduction in the Gungahlin district.

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