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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . . Page.. 1382..


(2) The ACT Planning and Land Authority does collect statistics on electrical installations under the Electrical Safety Act, 1971. A certificate of electrical safety must be provided to the Construction Occupations Registrar on completion of an electrical installation. These figures are indicative only as no approvals are required prior to the commencement of work.

The statistics up to and including 29 February 2008 for electrical work relating to photovoltaic panels are as follows:

YEAR

COUNT

2000

1

2001

0

2002

1

2003

1

2004

2

2005

0

2006

0

2007

69

2008

12

Whilst the above figures are indicative only they do suggest a significant increase in the installation of photovoltaic panels in the last two years.

Population—regional migration

(Question No 1940)

Dr Foskey asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 5 March 2008:

(1) In relation to regional migration to the ACT, has any attempt been made to quantify intra-regional movements; if so, is this data available;

(2) Is there any assessment of the length of time such residents remain in Canberra;

(3) Are there any efforts to facilitate the movement of regional residents to Canberra, particularly for (a) students, (b) new entrants to the workforce and (c) people with a family member in hospital; if there are no efforts of this nature, is the Government considering making any, for example, providing hostel type accommodation for these groups.

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

(1) Data on intra-regional movements is available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, catalogue No. 1344.8.55.001.

(2) No.

(3) (a) The Live in Canberra campaign includes information on the benefits of the ACT education system, including that it is recognised as the best in Australia, has the highest retention rate of students completing secondary schooling, and the highest percentage of students gaining entrance to university. The Live in Canberra website also includes a link to the Department of Education and Training website.


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