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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2205..


Actew—sewage treatment

(Question No 125)

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

In relation to the ACTEW Corporation's 2007-08 annual report, why is there a declining trend in the quantity of sewerage treated from 1998 to 2008.

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

(1) ACTEW has advised that the declining trend is due to several reasons including: demand management and water restrictions have reduced the volume of water being put down sewers from toilets, showers, washing machines etc; the drought reduces the infiltration of groundwater into the sewer pipes; and increasing effluent reuse.

Actew—partnership disputes

(Question No 126)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 24 March 2009:

(1) In relation to the ACTEW Corporation's 2007-08 annual report, given ACTEW's 50% interest in the ActewAGL retail and distribution partnership businesses, have there been partnership disputes and how are they resolved.

(2) What was the nature of any partnership disputes in 2007-08.

(3) What role have ACTEW's shareholders had in the resolution of any partnership disputes.

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

(1) There have been no partnership disputes. The ActewAGL Board is required to make decisions unanimously.

(2) There were no disputes.

(3) Not applicable.

Actew—Ecowise

(Question No 127)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 24 March 2009:

(1) In relation to the ACTEW Corporation's 2007-08 annual report, did Ecowise undertake any work for the Sustainability and Environment Commission, the Environment Protection Authority or the ACT Government generally; if so, what was the nature of the work undertaken.

(2) Did Ecowise submit to a tender process for that work.


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