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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 3917..


Answers to questions

Water—strategy

(Question No 1249)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 20 September 2006:

(1) In relation to Action 1 in the Economic White Paper, what action has been taken to implement a water resource strategy under the Water Resources Act 1998;

(2) What outcomes have been achieved to date from implementing this strategy;

(3) If this strategy has not been implemented fully at this time, when will this complete implementation be achieved.

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

(1) Think water, act water: A strategy for sustainable water resource management in the ACT was released in April 2004. Think water, act water includes an Implementation Plan setting out a range of actions. Implementation of Think water, act water commenced in 2004-05.

(2) Outcomes achieved from implementing this strategy are detailed in the Think water, act water 2004-05 Progress Report, released to the public in January 2006.

(3) The strategy sets policy direction until 2050 and is being implemented as a long-term strategy.

Economy—risk management

(Question No 1252)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 20 September 2006:

(1) In relation to Action 4 in the Economic White Paper, what action has been taken to develop strategies for managing risks affecting the ACT economy;

(2) What outcomes, if any, have been generated as a result of these strategies.

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

(1) The Government, through ACT Treasury, is focused on managing risks to the ACT economy, and its budget processes are designed to be alert to external risk factors. A consultant was engaged in early 2004 to undertake a study examining potential risk to the ACT economy. The consultant undertook extensive consultation with the business community through an email-based survey complemented by industry specific focus groups.

(2) The review recommended the promotion of actions to increase the level of awareness about risk management and risk mitigation in the ACT community. The review also


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