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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 395..


Weston Campus

Best practice techniques are adhered to wherever possible on the 10-hectare Horticultural training centre at Weston. These include:

Use of bore water mixed with recycled water from campus dams.

Watering on recreational lawn areas has been reduced by 50%.

Evaporation is minimised through night watering.

Cutting height of lawned areas has been raised to 50mm.

Quality mulch has been spread on gardens and specimen areas.

Collections in Glasshouses and Poly Tunnels have been consolidated.

New plantings are restricted to natives and/or low water use plants and are heavily mulched.

Reid and Fyshwick Campuses

Watering of lawns and garden beds has ceased.

Bruce Campus

Campus grounds are watered using bore water only.

Bruce oval is leased to Raiders, although water consumption is metered through CIT water meter, CIT has no control over water use by the Raiders.

Watson Campus

This facility is leased to Academy of Interactive Entertainment and CIT has no control over water usage on the campus.


The tenants have ceased watering the lawns and 50% of urinal cisterns and toilets have been turned off or closed to minimise possibility of water leaks. Additionally, staff have been encouraged to report immediately any leaking urinal cisterns and toilet systems so that prompt rectification can be carried out as a matter of urgency so that water usage can be kept to a minimum.

Water-Amaroo playing fields

(Question No 1174)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

(1) In relation to your response to Question on notice No 1067. In part (3) of your reply you stated that watering of Amaroo District Playing Fields 'is determined by rainfall, evaporation, the size of the complex and the number of stations on the irrigation system varies accordingly'. Can you explain why, on a number of occasions, after recent days of


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