The ACT government has launched an investigation into a Fyshwick site after inspectors found buildings had been demolished without required approvals.
However the lessee for the site of the contentious Fyshwick recycling facility, Capital Recycling Solutions director Adam Perry said he knew nothing about the government's concerns.
In an email seen by The Canberra Times, Access Canberra said inspectors found several structures on the Ipswich Street site, Block 14 Section 8, had been demolished without proper planning approval.
An ACT government spokeswoman confirmed a prohibition notice was issued on April 1.
Mr Perry said he hadn't been notified and couldn't comment on whether there had been any work which breached rules.
He said he hadn't been to the site in the last six weeks, but would investigate the issue.
"We are preparing to sell the land," he said. "We're hoping to complete a deal in the next couple of weeks."
Mr Perry had fought for three years to redevelop the site into a 300-tonne per-annum waste facility, but that was scrapped when the Legislative Assembly passed a bill banning new waste projects in the suburb.
The bill was rushed through in February and Mr Perry's development application was formally refused on March 18.
That application included plans to demolish current buildings related to the old fuel facility at the site.
An email from Access Canberra, seen by The Canberra Times, said: "[An Access Canberra] inspection following [a] complaint had also revealed that [a] number of structures on the block had been demolished without necessary planning approvals."
"The investigation is currently at in-depth investigation stage."
It noted Access Canberra "if necessary may proceed with taking further necessary regulatory actions against the lessee."
The company had previously won a court battle against the planning authority who revoked an application to build a concrete slab on the site, which was the first step towards the facility.
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