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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3056..


(2) Preliminary results from the fine scale analysis have been provided to EDD and have been utilised in the detailed planning for future urban land in Gungahlin to support statutory environmental approval processes under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Planning and Development Act 2007. This work is being undertaken by EDD.

(3) Once the fine scale analysis is completed, information on key woodland and forest habitat and the key linkage areas between them will be placed on ACTmapi, along with the comprehensive threatened species and community mapping data which are already available through ACTmapi.

This connectivity information is expected to be added to ACTmapi in the next few months.

Planning—draft variation 306 (Question No 2405)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) What are the costs involved in the ACT Planning and Land Authority's work in reassessing the planning codes in preparation for Draft Variation 306.

(2) How many staff have been involved in this process.

(3) How many years has this preparation work been going on.

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

(1) In addition to staffing costs, costs arose from the preparation by consultants of the review of solar access policies and the engagement of another consultant for a limited time in 2009 and 2010 to assist with policy review. The total costs were in the order of $89,000.

(2) The review team typically comprised two staff, but a third person was seconded to the team when required.

(3) Review of the residential codes commenced in March 2009.

Planning—energy efficiency initiatives (Question No 2406)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) Does the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA), or another agency, maintain a database of energy efficiency ratings (EERs) for existing houses when they were sold, new houses and approved houses; if not, why not.


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