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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1224..


climate. Implementation issues such as enforcement, costs to particular households with restricted options, and linkages with rebate and other schemes, including the proposed accelerated phase out in draft Action Plan 2, are being considered.

(2) While the Building Code of Australia does contain some requirements for fixtures and appliances, it does not regulate plumbing work. There is no proposal at present for that document to be extended to cover plumbing work. Plumbing work, which includes installation and replacement of hot water heaters, is regulated in the ACT through the Water and Sewerage Act 2000. The current national agreement is that each state and territory will implement requirements for water heaters in their own legislation, with potential inclusion in the national plumbing code at a later stage.

However, in the ACT, where a hot water heater is installed or replaced in association with new building work in an alteration or addition to a class 1 building the building code is triggered and the hot water heater will need to comply with the standards for water heaters in the code. These requirements do not impose an energy efficiency standard but a greenhouse intensity standard on water heaters.

(3) As previously advised the Building Act 2004 automatically adopts the latest version of the Building Code of Australia (now volumes 1 and 2 of the National Construction Code) from its effective date of 1 May each year.

(4) No jurisdiction has implemented a full phase out of greenhouse intensive water heaters in Class 1 buildings. South Australia has had greenhouse intensity standards for most domestic water heaters since 2009; however, these only apply to people that are customers of SA Water and reduced standards apply for most public, regional and remote properties. Queensland has also introduced standards for replacement water heaters, limited in application to class 1 buildings in gas reticulated areas. Tasmania has not committed to the implementation of the phase-out. No other jurisdictions have implemented specific standards for hot water heaters replaced independently of building work.

ACT public service—mobile phones (Question No 2033)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2012 (redirected to the Treasurer):

(1) How many mobile phones are managed by Shared Services, and to what Directorates are these phones assigned.

(2) How many mobile phones referred to in part (1) are assigned to ACT Government employees and what is the average cost per mobile phone account.

(3) For each mobile phone account referred to in part (2), how much has the Government received in reimbursement for private calls.

(4) For those phone accounts referred to in part (2), how many use the "call select"option.

(5) How many mobile phones, referred to in part (2) are assigned to Minister's offices, by office.


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