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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 3 Hansard (15 March) . . Page.. 687..


Answers to questions

Alexander Maconochie Centre

(Question No 1450)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, on 14 December 2006 (redirected to the Attorney General):

Are there any plans to include a library service in the Alexander Maconochie Centre; if so, (a) what will be the cost to supply books, (b) how many books will be supplied and (c) what will the recurring costs be for such a service.

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

A library has been included in the design of the Alexander Maconochie Centre as part of the education building.

a) $10,000 per annum has been proposed in the operating costs of the Alexander Maconochie Centre for the purchase and updating of library supplies.

b) The Alexander Maconochie Centre will have storage space for approximately 5000 items.

c) The proposed $10,000 library budget will be recurrent.

Water—consumption figures

(Question No 1465)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 20 February 2007:

(1) Further to the reply to question on notice No 1387 relating to the Water Abstraction Charge (WAC), what are the metered water consumption figures on which the audited WAC revenue for the years 2003-04 to 2005-06 inclusive was calculated;

(2) How are these water consumption figures broken down between residential and non-residential water users over those years listed in part (1);

(3) In relation to eligible costs directly attributable to the management, operation and administration of the ACT's water supply can the Minister provide (a) tables for each of the years from 2003-04 to 2006-07 inclusive showing for each year a full breakdown of actual or estimated expenditure within the categories shown in the table given in part (2) of the reply to question on notice No 1387, including breakdowns of salaries and duty statements for all public servants whose cost has been charged to water users, (b) explanations for each of the items listed within and below the table in part (2) of the reply to question on notice No 1387 as to how and why those costs are directly attributable to ACT water supply and (c) explanations for any other expenditure not otherwise covered in the above categories as to how and why it is directly attributable to urban water supply requirements as opposed to, for example, environmental flows or fish habitats;


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