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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1223..


(2) Development applications are differentiated by four categories: merit; impact; code; and estate. However, fees collected can be segregated only by merit, and the combined grouping of impact, code and estate applications. Revenue received in 2010-11 was: * Merit: $2.68 million * Impact / Code / Estate: $0.45 million

(3) & (4) As with fees, the cost of processing development applications cannot be differentiated other than by the costs of staff groups associated with administering and processing the applications. Based on these groups, the costs associated with processing development applications in 2010-11 in was: * Merit team: $2.45 million * Impact / Code / Estate team: $0.33 million * Customer Service team: $1.63 million

(Costs associated with the Customer Service Team are derived from an analysis of the proportion of time spent on administering development applications.)

The total cost of processing and administering development applications in 2010-11 was therefore $4.41 million.

(5) Based on the above information, the annual cost to the Government of processing development applications is $1.28 million.

Planning—hot-water heaters (Question No 2031)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 16 February 2012:

(1) Where is the ACT up to in its implementation of the COAG agreement to phase out electric hot water systems.

(2) When does the Minister expect that the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will be altered to require energy efficient hot water systems for replacement hot water systems.

(3) When will the ACT adopt the 2012 BCA changes.

(4) How does the ACT's progress in implementation rate relative to other States and Territories.

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

(1) In 2011, the ACT co-chaired a national sub-group that developed parameters for technical regulations for replacement water heaters in class 1 buildings. As advised previously, these basic technical standards will need to be tailored to ACT policy considerations and supplemented with installation standards and other administrative requirements to maximise the efficiency of hot water systems in the Territory's


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