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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2194..


Security major projects will meet. However, based on the assumptions used for the above reports, particularly the assumed future weather patterns, the augmentations to the water supply system, namely the enlarged Cotter Dam and the Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline should provide sufficient water for a population of around 550,000.

(c) The average consumption prior to the introduction of water restrictions in 2003 was approximately 500 L/capita/day.

The Think Water, Act Water 25% reduction target would reduce this unrestricted demand to 375 L/capita/day by 2023. However, it is probable that climate change will increase this figure due to a dryer climate.

Recent demand in Stage 3 water restrictions has averaged 315 L/capita/day.

(d) The estimated life span of the main structure of a dam remains at 100 years or more.

Actew—water purification plant

(Question No 114)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 24 March 2009 (redirected to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water):

(1) In relation to the ACTEW Corporation's 2007-08 annual report, how will the water purification plant be demonstrated and to whom.

(2) If it is decided to construct a full plant, will the demonstration plant be dismantled, or will it be incorporated into the full operations plant.

(3) What process will be followed to evaluate the effectiveness and acceptance of the output of the demonstration plant.

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

On 25 March 2009 I announced that the Government has decided, on ACTEW's recommendation, that while the proposed project to construct a demonstration water purification plant is feasible it can be deferred if the expanded Cotter Dam and Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline projects proceed, and if inflows to the storages do not further decrease significantly.

Actew—consultation activities

(Question No 115)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 24 March 2009 (redirected to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water):

(1) In relation to the ACTEW Corporation's 2007-08 annual report, has the Corporation undertaken any kind of analysis of the community feedback in relation to its consultation activities on major projects; if so, what is the result of that analysis; if not, why.


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