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Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate reports progress of actions from the Strategy and the Plan to the relevant Subcommittee of Cabinet, including where relevant as part of the quarterly Whole of Government Climate Action progress report. Implementation progress is publicly reported in the Minister’s Annual Report under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010.
(3) A Climate Risk Assessment for the ACT was identified as a core piece of work to be undertaken in 2021-22. This assessment contributes to the 2021 Territory Wide Risk Assessment and will help to inform future climate adaptation and resilience action priorities. Funding for this assessment is offset through existing funding of $150,000 through the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate Office of Climate Action.
Environment—Community Zero Emissions Grants program
(Question No 653)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 11 February 2022:
(1) When did the Community Zero Emission Grants program start.
(2) How much funding has the program received since it began and can the Minister provide a breakdown per year.
(3) Has there been a review of the program; if so, can the Minister provide details.
(4) How many and what community organisations have participated.
(5) Is there a capped amount for grants; if so, can the Minister provide details.
(6) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of all community groups which have received grants and the amount.
(7) How does the grants program operate and what is the criteria.
(8) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of how many applications have been received each year since the program started and how many applications have been accepted and rejected.
(9) What are the reasons grants are rejected.
(10) Does the ACT Government administer the grants; if so, who is responsible for accepting/rejecting applications; if not, who is the program outsourced to and how much does the ACT Government pay them to run this program.
(11) Given that Budget Paper E 2021-22, page 33, states that $150,000 has been allocated each year until 2025, does the $150,000 include administration and advertising costs of the program; if so, how much does this cost.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows: