Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 12 May 2021) . . Page.. 1370 ..

construction vehicles and traffic on Cynthea Teague Crescent. It is going to be a very busy street, I think, even once this particular development has been built. It is in a fantastic area near Lake Tuggeranong. It is something that we will continue to monitor, and we will work to address any issues that arise in relation to that development. Of course we will continue to work with the developer as this construction progresses to make sure that we can minimise the impact of the development on traffic.

MS LAWDER: I have a supplementary question. Minister, when will the government start properly considering the needs of residents as well as the needs of developers in these construction issues?

MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. We consider all traffic issues associated with a particular development. Those need to be considered thoroughly through the development process at the application stage but also during the construction so that it is monitored and managed. Of course we consider any issues that are raised by members of the community, but these are challenging issues to address. It is in an area where there are going to be a lot more people living, close to Lake Tuggeranong. There already exist large multi-unit properties with large numbers of people living in this area. As there are more people in the area there will be more traffic, and that is something that we will just have to monitor and work to address on an ongoing basis.

MR DAVIS: Minister, has the government taken any meetings with the developer or the subcontractors who are causing the traffic management issues in that area? If so, what have been the outcomes of those talks?

MR STEEL: I will take the specifics of the question on notice, but, yes, the ACT government has been engaging, I understand, with the body corporate in relation to this matter and it has considered the issues raised by members of the community.

Energy—Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

MR BRADDOCK: My question is to the minister for emissions reduction. Minister, why did the ACT join, as a founding partner, the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme?

MR RATTENBURY: The Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme is a national industry-led certification scheme for renewable hydrogen, ammonia, and metal manufactures. It is a really important initiative because, as these sectors are growing, customers want to know that their product is coming from a genuinely emissions-free source. There is real market interest in these things.

Unfortunately, in Australia we have seen particularly the federal government seek to promote hydrogen that can be sourced from fossil fuel generation. Hydrogen is made using a lot of electricity. There are a number of ways to generate that, whether it is through renewable sources or fossil fuel based sources. This scheme gives clarity as to where that hydrogen comes from.

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Sittings . . . . PDF . . . . Video