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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2010) . . Page.. 6201 ..


(1) What was the target number of dual-flush toilet replacements under the ToiletSmart Program.

(2) Is the program on track to achieve that target; if not, why not.

(3) What is the budget for the program.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The 2010/11 ToiletSmart and ToiletSmart Plus programs have an estimated program uptake of 2000 standard toilet upgrades ($100 rebate) and 900 pensioner toilet upgrades ($488 rebate). Like other behavioural programs the estimates of take-up rates for this program are not targets but an upper limit based on funding available. Take-up rate is dependent on consumer behaviour and perceptions which in turn are influenced by economic conditions and weather. The only influence that the program manager can have on take-up rate is through promotion and awareness raising, which DECCEW undertakes for these programs.

(2) Uptake of the program this financial year has been slower than estimated. This may reflect an increasing saturation of the market (ABS Environmental Issues report: Water Use and Conservation, March 2010, found that 84% of ACT households have dual flush toilets). This will be taken into consideration in developing options for the future delivery program in 2011.An extensive advertising campaign is currently underway to increase public awareness. A mail out of ToiletSmart brochures in Water and Sewerage Accounts is currently being undertaken with ActewAGL. This mail out will continue over a 6 month period and reach 100,000 home owners.

(3) The 2010/11 ToiletSmart and ToiletSmart Plus program budget is $824,000 GST exclusive.


Water—commercial bathroom retrofit program(Question No 1229)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 18 November 2010:

(1) What was the target number of retrofits under the Commercial Bathroom Retrofit Program.

(2) Is the program on track to achieve that target; if not, why not.

(3) What is the budget for the program.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) 30 buildings at a maximum of $20,000 GST exclusive. The final number of retrofits possible with allocated funding will be determined by the amount of each rebate claim which will vary depending on the size of the bathroom upgrade in each building.


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