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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 13 May 2021) . . Page.. 1559 ..


sediment in a new location. The sediment is left for drying at all Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) and trash racks as well as in sediment ponds, including those cleaned during last two months at Nicholls, Bowen Park in Kingston Foreshore, Curtin and Conder.

Environment—dredging

Mr Steel (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Parton on Friday, 23 April 2021):

In the new financial year (2021-2022), TCCS is planning to perform maintenance works including removal of sediment in the following locations: Giralang, Gordon and O’Connor.

Smaller ponds and other stormwater infrastructure may be included in the maintenance plan if required.

Environment—green buildings

Mr Steel (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Castley on Friday, 23 April 2021):

In response to the question taken by Minister Rattenbury, I can advise of the eleven (11) proposals in the Registration of Interest (ROI) stage of the Civic Office project, six (6) companies were invited to provide detailed submissions in the Request for Tender (RFT) stage. None of the 6 submissions included an electric heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) system, as gas-fired HVAC systems are predominantly used in commercial buildings in Australia.

An approach was subsequently made to the winning tenderer, Capital Property Group (CPG), to determine whether it was willing to include an all-electric HVAC solution in the new building. However, CPG considered that the base building design was substantially advanced, and the risks and costs associated with a change from a gas to an electric HVAC system were too great to include such a system in their building.

Family and domestic violence—legislation

Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Ms Lee on Friday, 23 April 2021):

The Review of the Family Violence Act 2016 was commenced in June 2019. The Government commissioned the Review to gauge the impact of the Act and inform the Government’s family violence work going forward.

An initial draft report was provided by the consultants to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) in January 2020. A copy of this document was shared with stakeholders who participated in the review, and they were invited to provide their feedback to the consultants. An updated version of the report was provided to JACS in late March 2020.

Detailed consideration of the updated version of the report was delayed due to COVID-19, and the unprecedented re-direction of resources required to respond to the


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