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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 1290..


Bill 2011. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Amendment to resolution

Motion (by Ms Bresnan), by leave, agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 27 October 2011 referring the future use of the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston to the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs for inquiry and report be amended by omitting the words "by March 2012"and substituting "by the last sitting day in May 2012"and inserting a new paragraph (2A):

"(2A) if the Assembly is not sitting when the report is completed the Speaker, or, in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, is authorised to give directions for its printing, publication and circulation;".

Water—Cotter Dam

Statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (12.00): Pursuant to a resolution passed by the Assembly on 21 March 2012, I table information to fulfil part (2)(a) of the resolution on the enlarged Cotter Dam project.

Today I table two documents: firstly, the board paper prepared on 28 February 2012 for the Actew board meeting of 4 March 2012, which was provided to the voting shareholders on 1 March 2012. Secondly, I table the estimated revised schedule and cost information in the form of a slide presentation presented to the Actew board on 4 March 2012 and provided to the voting shareholders on 5 March 2012.

I table the following papers:

Water Security Major Projects—Enlarged Cotter Dam Project—

ACTEW Corporation Limited—Meeting No 203—Information paper, dated 4 March 2012.

Cost and Schedule—Presentation to ACTEW Board—Sunday 4 March.

The first document does not contain the revised cost or schedule details, citing that there was a further meeting to occur with the alliance management group on 1 March 2012 to review the independent estimator's findings. It was, in effect, an indicator that the board would need to consider and discuss the project after the alliance had had a chance to discuss the review.

The second document is a presentation which provides an update on the review of the budget and schedule for the enlarged Cotter Dam and was first presented to the Actew board on 4 March 2012.


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