Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 6 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 1918..
Initially, $200,000 was made available to implement the actions outlined in the Offset Management Plan. Approximately $150,000 is remaining and will be allocated over the coming years to additional biodiversity programs in line with the Management Plan.
Environment—biodiversity offsets policy
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Lawder on Wednesday, 14 May 2014): A report demonstrating how the ACT Government has complied with the conditions in the approval decision for Ngunnawal Estate 2C during 2013-14 was submitted to the Commonwealth Government on 30 April 2014. Once approval is received from the Commonwealth Government the report will be available on the TAMS website.
As per the conditions of the approval decision for the development at Ngunnawal 2C, a management plan was developed for the offset at Bonner 4 East which is now included as part of an extended Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. As previously advised the offset management plan is available on the TAMS website at:
Transport—Woden bus depot
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 14 May 2014): The Woden Bus Depot remains in use by both a government and a number of non-government tenants while the tanks are being removed. The area surrounding the tanks has been isolated and alternative access arrangement implemented allowing the tenants to operate as usual during the course of the tank removal program.
Environment—Molonglo Valley annual report
Mr Barr (in reply to a question by Ms Lawder on Thursday, 15 May 2014): Public release of the Molonglo Valley Plan for the Protection of Matters of National Environmental Significance Annual Report 2012-13 has not yet occurred due to delays in the coordination and receipt of input.
In order to progress the matter responsibility for coordinating, drafting and delivering the report has been transferred to the Office of the Coordinator-General within EDD. The Annual Report has now been prepared and delivered to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment for review and endorsement. Upon endorsement by the Commonwealth, the report will be published on the EDD website.
The Office of the Coordinator-General is currently drafting the 2013-14 Annual Report, which is on track.
Mr Barr (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Tuesday, 13 May 2014): The answer to the Member's question is as follows:
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