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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 1021 ..


(4) How many tonnes of greenhouse gas (including breakdown) are emitted by the ACT Government each year as a result of the continued use of conventional gas in ACT Property Group operated properties.

(5) Which ACT Property Group operated properties consume the most conventional gas.

(6) What actions are the ACT Property Group taking to transition away from conventional gas in their properties.

(7) What is the timeline for ACT Property Group operated properties to be entirely gas free.

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

(1) 36.

(2) 14.

(3) In the 2016/17 financial year, conventional gas made up 17% of total ACT Government emissions, as defined under the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004 (Act), Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Notice 2017 (Instrument) and the Carbon Neutral ACT Government Framework (Carbon Neutral Framework).

(4) In the 2016/17 financial year, 4,640 tonnes CO2e were emitted by ACT Property Group properties reporting ACT Government emissions, as defined under above mentioned Act, Instrument and Carbon Neutral Framework.

The Carbon Neutral Framework defines the ACT Government reporting boundary as all budget dependent entities for which the ACT Government has operational control. As such there are many smaller sites and community centres where ACT Property Group own or operate a property with gas heating, but do not report on emissions as the properties are leased out to non-Government entities. ACT Property Group also does not always have access to consumption data for sites outside the reporting boundary and would be unable to report emissions in any case.

This explains the discrepancy in the number of properties quoted in response to question 1 to those in the breakdown list below:

Location

Gas consumption (MJ)

T CO2-e

Mitchell Depot

53,526,807.00

3,443.38

North Building **

4,405,340.83

283.40

Macarthur House

3,650,824.79

234.86

1 Moore Street

2,925,325.41

188.19

255 Canberra Avenue

2,316,138.27

149.00

Village Creek Health Centre

1,322,788.20

85.09

Callam Offices

1,087,418.90

69.95

North Curtin ESA (former school)

959,809.60

61.74


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