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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2301 ..


Because the ACT is integrated into the NSW National Electricity Market region, the cost of wholesale electricity in ACT is the same as the cost of wholesale electricity in NSW. The data provided is the average price over the financial year. The average price for each day and month can also be downloaded from the AEMO website: http://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/National-Electricity-Market-NEM/Data-dashboard#aggregated-data

Year Average wholesale price in NSW ($/MWh) 2010-11 $36.74 2011-12 $29.67 2012-13 $55.10 2013-14 $52.26 2014-15 $35.17 2015-16 $51.60 2016-17 $81.22 2017-18 to date $81.17

Light rail—tree planting (Question No 1326)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 11 May 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) Does the Government have a master plan for planting trees along the Gungahlin-Civic light rail route.

(2) Has the Government considered the impact of moving trees from sheltered nurseries to open space along Northbourne Avenue/Flemington Road.

(3) What plans does the Government have to prevent disruption to traffic and nearby residents during the tree planting.

(4) Why is tree planting occurring at the same time as construction.

(5) How is Transport Canberra ensuring the new trees are protected from nearby construction workers, machines and any construction activity like concrete pours.

(6) How are the holes for the trees along the route being dug.

(7) Has the Government sought expert advice on ways to ensure that trees are not affected by either transportation or their planting on site.

(8) How have the trees been transported to the light rail construction site(s).

(9) What soil preparation has the Government done.

(10) How much money has the Government (a) allocated and (b) spent for tree removal before construction started and for ongoing tree planting.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes, Canberra Metro Construction will complete the landscaping (including tree planting) successively as areas become available. Tree planting has commenced in the


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