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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 2 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 827..


Water—Cotter to Googong transfer (Question No 1436)

Mrs Dunne asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 15 February 2011:

(1) What was the cost, including the breakdown by element, for modifications to infrastructure to enable the transfer of water from the Cotter system to Googong Dam.

(2) What were the operating costs of the Cotter to Googong water transfer for each month from November 2005 to November 2010.

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

(1) I am advised by ACTEW that six projects, comprising construction of new infrastructure and modifications to existing infrastructure, were undertaken for the Cotter to Googong Bulk Transfer (CGBT) project. These include projects that were not directly related to the CGBT project but were included for operational efficiencies. The projects and their cost are as follows:

Interim Googong bypass $83,172 Googong bypass pipeline $6,292,827 Risk management water quality $724,546 Deakin/Hume pump station flow reversal $4,233,683 Cotter pump station upgrade $399,803 Stromlo water treatment plant augmentation $251,431 Total cost $11,985,462

(2) I am advised by ACTEW that the costs associated with the operation of the CGBT project are included in the Utilities Management Agreement (UMA) which is a fixed price contract between ACTEW and ActewAGL. The UMA does not separately identify operating costs for the CGBT.

Legislative Assembly—questions on notice (Question No 1437)

Mrs Dunne asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 15 February 2011:

Why did it take from 23 December 2010, the date on which the Attorney-General signed the answer to question on notice No 1384, until 14 January 2011, a period of 22 days, for the answer to be received by the Assembly Secretariat.

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

While the answer was signed on 23 December 2010 it was not delivered prior to the end of 2010 due to the ACT Government Christmas shutdown period, which occurred from 25 December 2010 until 3 January 2010. I am advised that an officer of my department sought to deliver the question to the Assembly Secretariat on a number of occasions during the week of 4 to 7 January 2011, however on these occasions the Secretariat office


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