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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 9 Hansard (8 August) . . Page.. 2805..


ACTEW's net savings after payment of all costs incurred as at 30 June 2013, including AOC and ACTEW owner's costs. The calculation is also net of fees and share of Gainshare paid to the BWA.

(9) The total combined capital forecast to program completion is $681.8 million. This consists of the following projects: Enlarged Cotter Dam (ECD), Murrumbidgee to Googong Transfer (M2G), Googong Dam Spillway rectification works (GDS), Tantangara Transfer water licences (TT), Murrumbidgee to Cotter augmentation (M2C), and Cotter Pump Station Suction and Discharge Main Upgrade (SD). Excluded from the total is the design of the demonstration water purification scheme which was not pursued beyond the design phase.

(10) The current estimates are included in the ACT Budget. These are forecast to depreciate at varying rates depending on the type of asset, but ranging from 60 to potentially 150 years. ACTEW is currently seeking external opinion prior to finalising depreciation rates on the ECD. The ICRC only recently completed its final report and price direction from 2013-14 onwards. The pricing impact is currently being assessed by ACTEW and is expected to be finalised in late August 2013. Until then it is not possible to assess an impact on ratepayers.

(11) The water security assets will depreciate at varying rates ranging from 60 to potentially 150 years. These assets will be funded via ACTEW's Debt program. The debt over the period will be difficult to estimate as there will be varying interest rates and type of debt over the period. Once repayments and the cost of the assets are valued on a 'net present value' basis the outcome will approximate the total cost of the projects.

(12) Total additional operations and maintenance costs is likely to fluctuate from year to year and will only be fully known once the ECD becomes operational. However, the 2013-14 expenditure is likely to be in the order of approximately $568,000.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Village Creek Centre—accessibility (Question No 133)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 6 June 2013:

(1) Does the access to the Village Creek Centre referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 94 (2) comply with the Disability (Access to Premises , upon notice, on 6 June 2013: Buildings) Standards 2010 Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth); if not, will the Minister list each non-compliance and the reason for each non-compliance.

(2) Will the Minister provide a scaled diagram of the area referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 94 (5), indicating the location of the bus stops and disabled access pathways.

(3) Do the bus stops and disabled access pathways referred to in the answer to Question on Notice 94 (5) comply with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (as amended) made under subsection 31 (1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth); if not, will the Minister list each non-compliance and the reason for each non-compliance.


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