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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2094 ..


(2) What modelling and reports were prepared on the performance, water sampling, and data collection program and can the Minister provide copies of the modelling and reports.

(3) What reports were prepared for the project covering the design recommendations and assessment of performance, including catchment wide and downstream benefits and can the Minister provide copies of any these reports.

(4) Can the Minister provide a copy of the business case provided to the Commonwealth Government on which the project was subsequently approved by them.

(5) Can the Minister provide copies of the preliminary design reports and the software models used to assess performance (MUSIC or other) for each of the assets to be constructed.

(6) Can the Minister provide copies of the design acceptance reports and the final performance models for each of the assets constructed.

(7) Which of the assets has an Operations and Maintenance Plan and can the Minister provide copies of the Operations and Maintenance Plans for each of the assets constructed.

(8) What other reports relevant to the decision-making process for which assets would be constructed were provided to the Commonwealth Government and can the Minister provide any other reports which are relevant to the decision-making process on which assets were built and why they were modified from the original business case.

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

The Government has been very transparent in the execution of the Healthy Waterways program developed on a very extensive community consultation program.

Answers are provided below. In addition, I will ask that the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) provide a briefing to the Member for Brindabella if additional information is required.

(1) Monitoring of the performance of the constructed assets has not yet commenced. The assets have just completed plant establishment (the last ones will be handed over in June 2021), after which they should be fully functional. EPSDD are in the process of installing the monitoring equipment and monitoring will commence early in the financial year 2021-22.

(2) Under the Healthy Waterways programs, performance reports include Progress Reports with every one of the 23 milestones, and a Final Report and Evaluation Report. Both the latter two reports are in draft and will be finalised in August 2021. It is likely that both will be made public, however, the Commonwealth funders are yet to decide on this.

(3) Many reports have been made available as part of our ongoing community engagement and online at https://www.environment.act.gov.au/water/act-healthy-waterways/home. EPSDD will continue to publish research reports as they become available.


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