Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 1 December 2022) . . Page.. 4218 ..
Jabanungga Avenue—groundwater flooding
Mr Steel (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Castley on Thursday, 1 December 2022):
The new areas that are referred to are outside the current section of works. However TCCS has placed steel plates temporarily to improve the conditions of these sections and make them safely trafficable. On completion of the current works, the additional areas will be rectified utilising the existing contract to ensure project efficiencies. It is expected that these works will be completed February-March 2023.
Retirement villages—dispute resolution
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Braddock and Ms Clay on Thursday, 1 December 2022):
Since introduction of the Human Rights Commission retirement villages complaints mechanism in 2019, the Commission has received 2 retirement villages complaints (0 in 2019-20, 1 in 2020-21 and 1 in 2021-22).
The Commission also deals from time to time with complaints relating to retirement villages under its discrimination or older persons services complaints mechanisms. Disaggregated figures under these other complaints jurisdictions are not available.
Access Canberra—next gen energy storage program
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Castley and Mr Milligan on Thursday, 1 December 2022):
Next Gen retailers are required to provide evidence from the Access Canberra electrical inspection team stating each installation has passed an inspection before rebate payments are processed. This is to ensure all installations meet ACT Government requirements and also for consumer safety. The ACT regulations require all battery installations to be inspected. This has contributed to the high compliance of installations.
Access Canberra have advised that, as at 13 December 2022, there are 162 Next Gen inspections to be booked with the oldest inspection request from 29 August 2022. The timeline for inspections has increased slightly compared to the normal wait time due to the ACT Government shutdown period.
Next Gen and Access Canberra have collaborated to recruit a dedicated inspector to clear the backlog of Next Gen installs waiting for inspections. The inspector started on 21 November 2022 for a period of 12-months, and it is an anticipated that they will deliver up to 1000 inspections.
Retailer rebate invoices submitted to Next Gen are paid within 30-days, as per ACT Government payment terms.