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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 4158..

Building the Education Revolution (BER) initiative. This building aims to achieve a 6 Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia which will be the highest rating for a primary or secondary school facility in Australia.

A range of environmentally sustainable design (ESD) features have been included in all ACT public school BER projects. Information on ESD features is included on the Department's BER website (

The new Gungahlin College, Kambah P-10 School and the Harrison Secondary School have been designed to achieve a 5 Green Star rating.

2) Each BER project has been custom-designed to meet the particular needs of each school. The design and construction cost elements to achieve a 6 Green Star rating are built into the overall cost for the Gold Creek School environment centre. Therefore a cost break down and comparison with a comparable project is not available.

The total cost for the new Gold Creek School environment centre is $3.344 million.

3) The design of the environmental centre is aimed to achieve energy neutrality at this facility. The energy generated by the solar panels to be installed on the environmental centre will, in fact, be more than the building requires.

The estimated energy consumption for the environmental centre is 12 110 kW (kilowatt hours) per annum while the energy expected to be generated from the solar panels installed on the centre is 19 500 kW. All of the generated energy will be exported to the electricity grid.

4) The estimated annual revenue from the ACT's feed-in-tariff scheme for the Gold Creek School environment centre is $9000.

ACTION bus service—bicycle racks

(Question No 1036)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 17 August 2010:

(1) What is the initial cost to install a bicycle rack on an ACTION bus.

(2) What is the cost to maintain a bicycle rack on an ACTION

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

(1) $1,100.00

(2) The bike racks are a low maintenance accessory with an estimated $100.00 cost over a 10 year period.

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