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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4165..

(2) Have there been any changes in the services provided over the last two years;

(3) Are any further changes expected in the near future.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services provides or funds a range of services for children and young people under 15 who are homeless and separated from parents and guardians. These include placements with kinship or un-related foster carers and a range of residential placements. In addition a number of short term Stabilisation, Assessment and Transition placements are available. The Department also funds a range of services to support young people at risk.

(2) There have been no changes in the services provided over the last two years, however from 1 July 2007 Youth SAAP services adopted a policy of targeting its services only to those young people who are over 15 years.

(3) No.

Water—golf club management plans

(Question No 1788)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 November 2007 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) What are the (a) sources of, (b) quantities of and (c) costs paid for water for all golf clubs in Canberra where the ACT is the supplier;

(2) Are clubs asked to submit water management plans to indicate measures they are taking to restrict water use;

(3) Are golf clubs' water use monitored to ensure that they comply with water restrictions.

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

(1) (a) Golf courses source their water from urban surface water (including stormwater), groundwater and ACTEW's mains water supply (potable water). One golf course uses treated effluent from the Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre.

There are thirteen golf courses in the ACT. Of these, nine golf courses report an ability to operate independently of potable water, although two of these clubs rely on potable water for internal building use. The average reliance on potable water amongst the four other clubs is 60 per cent — amongst these clubs, reliance varies between 30 and 100 per cent.

(1) (b) In the 2006 07 year, total consumption for the six clubs that use potable water, was 320 megalitres (ML), noting this includes two clubs that have reported independence from potable water but where potable water was largely used for internal building use.

In 2006 (calendar year), about 239 ML of non potable water was sourced from groundwater and about 691 ML of non potable water was sourced from surface water.

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