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(6) Since late 2014 under the Administrative Arrangements Access Canberra has responsibility for building and construction licensing regulation. EPSDD has policy responsibilities but does not currently undertake regulatory functions.
EPSDD (then the Environment and Planning Directorate) undertook a successful prosecution against an owner-builder under the Dangerous Substances Act 2004 in relation to asbestos removal in 2014.
(7) The land owner is responsible for applying for the building approval and for any contractual issues that may arise from making changes to the approved plans. The builder must build in accordance with the approved plans and is responsible for any departures they have made from approved plans. If a constituent is concerned that a builder may have unlawfully failed to comply with the building approval they may wish to pursue this with the person they have purchased from or raise a complaint through the Access Canberra portal to have the matter investigated.
Municipal services—Henry Rolland Park
(Question No 1610)
Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018 (redirected to the Chief Minister):
(1) Are there any plans to build toilets in or near the Henry Rolland park.
(2) Why was the park commissioned without toilet facilities.
(3) Are there any plans to build children’s play equipment at the park.
(4) Why was the park commissioned without children’s play equipment.
(5) Are there plans to put road calming measures in place along the shared road.
(6) Are there plans to put increased signs around the cycle path asking cyclists to slow down near the park.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) There will continue to be public toilets in West Basin. The location of future public toilets has not yet been resolved. Currently, there are Public Toilets 300 metres away from Henry Rolland Park, at the West Basin Jetty Building.
(2) The design for Henry Rolland Park did not include public toilets. It is intended to have public toilets contained in future pavilions to be built as part of future stages of the West Basin development. These future toilets will be more centrally located to better service the whole of the West Basin Waterfront.
(3) There are no plans to build children’s play equipment in Henry Rolland Park.
(4) It was determined to be a safety risk to have a children’s playground in close proximity to the water and the Barrine Drive shared path.