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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1212..


(2) If not, why not; if so, when will it be available.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes; Yes.

(2) The review will be available after consideration by Government.

Electricity infrastructure tenders

(Question No 1296)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1) In relation to full retail contestability and Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Report No 17 of 2003, when will the ACT Government respond to the report

(2) If the ACT Government does not intend to respond, why not

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) In December 2003 the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission issued Report No 17 titled "Review of Contestable Electricity Infrastructure Works".


This Report examines the potential public benefits of opening infrastructure construction works to competition. It is not concerned with Full Retail Contestability which involves access by residential consumers to alternate electricity suppliers and which came into effect in July 2003.

(2) Report No 17 is a Draft Report only. It is not the Government's practice to respond to Draft Reports. A final Report will be issued in late March 2004 at which time the Government will consider its position.

Water-exemptions

(Question No 1297

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1) Further to your response to Question on notice No 1230 concerning water exemptions, why are there 2436 exemptions currently active until the end of Stage 3;

(2) How many of the 2436 exemptions are for residential properties;

(3) What does an exemption allow for a residential property;

(4) Can an estimate be provided of the amount of water used by these Stage 3 exemptions.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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