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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1233..


(1) In relation to the ACT Climate Change Strategy 2007-2025 requirement that government and non-government schools in the ACT become carbon neutral by 2017, can the Minister provide documentation to indicate whether ACT schools are on-track to meet this target.

(2) If ACT schools are not currently on-track, can the Minister advise what measures are being developed to ensure the (a) target is met or (b) target is met as soon as possible after 2017.

Dr Bourke: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government remains committed to the aspirational target that Canberra schools become carbon neutral by 2017 as part of the ACT Greenhouse Strategy. ACT public school upgrades and capital works emphasise energy efficiency and minimise energy usage where ever possible.

(2) See (1) above.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—operational arrangements (Question No 2041)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 23 February 2012:

Can the Minister provide details of how operational arrangements between Conservation Rangers in Parks Conservation and Lands (Territory and Municipal Services Directorate) and research and policy staff in the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate are being managed to ensure integrated research, policy, development and delivery of nature conservation objectives in the ACT.

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

Staff from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) and the Parks and Conservation Services (PaCS) in Territory and Municipal Services Directorate are committed to the continued integration of research, policy and land management for nature conservation in the ACT.

This is achieved through regular staff interaction and coordination on projects that have shared outcomes, for example threatened species management. It is also governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (currently being finalised) between the agencies and through regular meetings between the ESDD Policy Division and PaCS.

Environment—legislation (Question No 2042)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 23 February 2012:


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