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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2201..


(3) What impact would this implementation of the program have on water prices in the ACT.

(4) If water consumption is further reduced as a result, will prices increase to compensate.

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

(1) The cost of the smart metering pilot will be $2.4m as approved by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission.

(1) The use of a pilot program is designed to help determine the cost of full implementation

(2) This will not be known until the full program costs are known.

(3) The results of the pilot will help to identify the benefits and costs of smart metering.

Actew—environmental flows

(Question No 120)

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, did environmental flows during 2007-08 comply with the guidelines; if not, to what extent did they vary.

(2) Were any penalties levied against ACTEW Corporation during 2007-08 for any failure to meet the guidelines; if so, why and what were the penalties.

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

(1) All requirements for environmental flows identified in the Environmental Flow Guidelines 2006 are specified in ACTEW's Licence to Take Water issued under the Water Resources Act 2007. In 2007-08 all requirements of the licence were complied with.

(2) Not applicable since all requirements were complied with.

Actew—environment management plan

(Question No 121)

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, what reporting does ActewAGL provide to ACTEW Corporation on the activities and outcomes of its Environment Management Plan (EMP).

(2) Did the EMP meet its key performance indicators for 2007-08; if not, in what areas and what remedial action has been taken.


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