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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 4 May 2011) . . Page.. 1840 ..


that we put this through today. I look forward to seeing the government’s response in June because we do need to get some answers on what is happening on these strategies. We need to see some clear time frames. We need to see some commitments to getting it done.

If that means that the government needs to focus some resources towards that, so be it, because they are important matters for the future of this territory. They are important matters to get sorted out. We need clear, strategic directions and I look forward to having a sense of what the government’s time lines are going to be on that and then being able to hold them to account on meeting some of those time lines, which unfortunately so far have far too often have slipped.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Water—secondary uses

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (5.14): I seek leave to move the motion on the notice paper appearing under Mrs Dunne’s name relating to a proposed inquiry into secondary water uses in the ACT.

Leave granted.

MR HANSON: I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the progress being made towards completion of the major water security projects;

(b) the potential impact on the availability of water for use in the ACT under the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan;

(c) the advances being made in the technology being offered commercially for the management, treatment and reuse of grey water in both commercial and domestic applications; and

(d) the ACT Government’s continuing development of urban waterways;

(2) calls on the Executive to commission the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) to undertake an inquiry into and assessment of secondary water uses in the ACT, including, but not limited to:

(a) opportunities for a commercial market in grey water in both commercial and domestic applications and in new construction and retro-fits; and

(b) the Government’s urban waterways and stormwater harvesting programs and their associated built wetlands;

(3) without limiting the scope of the inquiry, calls on the inquiry to include consideration of the following matters:


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