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(3) Can the Minister confirm when the responsible Minister, either himself or the previous Minister, was first made aware of these concerns.

(4) What strategies had been put in place, prior to the decision to call in auditors, to manage or assess issues with this project in relation to governance and compliance.

(5) Can the Minister confirm if the auditor’s report will be tabled in the Assembly; if so, when.

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

(1) A decision was made by the Director-General Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) to undertake an internal audit on the Gundaroo Drive Stage One project.

(2) Time delays on the project.

(3) Delays to the project have occurred incrementally over time. The relevant Minister has been updated incrementally over the course of the project.

(4) The existing Infrastructure Finance and Capital Works and TCCS governance frameworks for the delivery of infrastructure projects was in place to manage, monitor and assess the project.

(5) The audit report has been commissioned by the Director-General for the TCCS Audit Committee. Reports for the TCCS Audit Committee are generally not tabled in the Assembly. I will determine whether the report will be publicly released in due course.

(Question No 2033)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 2 November 2018:

(1) How are residential rates calculated in instances where the site allows for mixed use such as residential and commercial.

(2) What is the total number of residential rateable dwellings broken down by suburb that had their rates calculated on commercial highest and best use provisions during each financial year from 2007-08 to date.

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

(1) Where a property is used for both residential and commercial purposes, commercial rates apply. If the property is unit titled, residential rates will apply to the residential component and commercial rates will apply to the commercial component. This allocation is determined in the Development Approval.

(2) It is not possible to answer the question as the unimproved value for a mixed use site is determined with reference to the ‘highest and best use’ of that property. This takes into account a range of factors including the value of the commercial and residential development rights included in the lease.

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