Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 April 2009) . . Page.. 1718 ..
(c) the potential for confusion as there will soon be two different ratings schemes for households; and
(2) agrees that the Government should:
(a) immediately start auditing the energy efficiency ratings undertaken last year for new houses and houses for sale;
(b) set a target of auditing at least 5% of ratings on an annual basis; and
(c) urgently implement transitional arrangements, in particular:
(i) inform ACT energy auditors as soon as possible of the new energy efficiency software which will be required under the Building Code of Australia from May 2009;
(ii) clarify which software will be required under the Sale of Premises Act, and inform the real estate industry and energy auditors of this;
(iii) implement an education program to explain the two ratings schemes, so users of the ratings, such as home owners and purchasers, understand how the new ratings relate to the old ones and why ratings are important;
(iv) ensure that there are sufficient trained auditors by May 2009; and
(v) publicly release the energy rating discussion paper published by the ACT Planning and Land Authority last year.
And on the amendment moved by Mr Seselja (Leader of the Opposition): Omit all words after “should” in paragraph (2), substitute:
“(a) publicly release the energy rating discussion paper published by the ACT Planning and Land Authority last year; and
(b) ensure the Department for Environment, Climate Change, Water and Energy undertakes an annual review of the ACT Planning and Land Authority’s energy efficiency rating scheme and make the report publicly available.”—
MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (5.43): I seek leave to move the amendment circulated in my name.
MR SPEAKER: Sorry, Ms Le Couteur; we have already got an amendment from Mr Seselja, so we will deal with that first and then we will come to you in a minute.
Mr Seselja: Mr Speaker, given that we have had some discussions around this, can I propose that we vote down the original motion. The way that this new motion is drafted is that it is a totally new motion rather than an amendment to the original one. With the indulgence of the Assembly, I would suggest that a possible way forward