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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2229..


Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) There are 15 Environment Protection Officers (EPO's) in the ACT, however only six EPO's are involved in regular inspection of building activities.

(2) Environment ACT records building site inspections only when those inspections confirm action is needed to improve environmental controls. Many building sites inspected have appropriate environmental controls in place and are not recorded for follow up action by EPO's. The number of sites requiring follow up inspections were:

(a) in 2000 - 01, 83 building sites

(b) in 2001 - 02, 73 building sites

(c) in 2002 - 03, 65 building sites

(3) The number of infringement notices and annual penalty totals are:

(a) in 2000 - 2001 nine infringements notices were issued with a total penalty of $4,600.

(b) in 2001 - 2002 ten infringements notices were issued with a total penalty of $6,050.

(c) in 2002 - 2003, 15 infringements notices were issued with a total penalty of $7,200.

Bushfires-free plant issues

(Question No 732)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

Further to your reply to an Estimates question asked on 13 May 2003 in relation to a free plant issue for bushfire victims, how can the average number of plants issued be 20 (reply 7) given that the cost allocation per resident is $110 (reply 1) when the smallest plants for sale at the Yarralumla Nursery are $8.95 each, is approximately 12 free plants.

Mr Wood

: The answers to the member's questions are as follows:

The plants available start at:

Smallest available are the forestry tubes from $2.10

Next size is Landscape tubes from $4.30

There are available, from time to time, some varieties in 100mm pots from $4.95

Please note these are the basic prices and some varieties are more expensive.


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