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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3008..


Environment—energy efficiency industry (Question No 2329)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 3 May 2012:

(1) In relation to the ACT's clean energy and energy efficiency industry, has any work been undertaken to assess the size of this sector.

(2) Has an assessment of the sector's skills shortages been undertaken; if so, could the Minister provide me with a copy; if not, are there plans to undertake such an assessment.

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

(1) No.

(2) See above.

Environment—urban waterways (Question No 2330)

Mr Rattenbury asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 3 May 2012:

(1) In relation to the Urban Waterways Program, for the Dickson and Lyneham Ponds could the Minister provide (a) all design briefs, (b) detailed budget, including design costs, construction costs and post-implementation costs, for the construction of each pond and (c) an analysis of the actual costs of building each pond, reconciled against the budgeted expenditure for the construction of each pond.

(2) What planning work has been undertaken with respect to construction of a wetland area at Tuggeranong Homestead and what has this planning work included.

(3) Has the Directorate developed a detailed costing/budget for the construction of a wetland area at the Tuggeranong Homestead; if so, could the Minister provide a copy of the detailed costing for this construction activity.

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

(1) In relation to the Urban Waterways Program, for the Dickson and Lyneham Ponds:

a) A wide range of documentation relevant to the feasibility, design and construction of the wetlands are available at www.act.gov.au/water .

b) The Government has reported on the costs for the Urban Waterways Program through Annual Reports of the (then) Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water and most recently through the 2010-11 Annual Report of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. These reports can be found at www.environment.act.gov.au .


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