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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 9 December 2010) . . Page.. 6193 ..

- use of ozone depleting substances in refrigerants; and

- permitted levels of global warming potential for refrigerants.

Australia has ratified the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and numerous subsequent amendments. Substances under that protocol are regulated by the Commonwealth Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989. Regulation under this Act, which has been in place since 1 July 2005, requires people and businesses that acquire, possess, dispose of or handle ozone depleting substances or synthetic greenhouse gases in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry to hold a suitable licence under those regulations,

In response to earlier questions on these issues in May and October of this year, I have informed the Assembly about the work being undertaken collaboratively at the national level on lifecycle environmental impacts of common building materials. The major piece of work is being led by the Building Products Innovation Council and it is intended that it will form the basis of new standards for building materials if required. On completion of this project and the national response to the outcomes, the ACT will assess whether any additional work is needed to develop local standards for areas that may not be covered in the current projects.

Planning—YMCA Sailing Club
(Question No 1218)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 28 October 2010:

(1) Is the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) taking any action to enforce the lease purpose conditions for the YMCA Sailing Club in Yarralumla.

(2) How does ACTPLA liaise with the National Capital Authority (NCA) when a site has both ACTPLA and NCA leases.

(3) What communication has there been between ACTPLA and the NCA about the enforcement of the YMCA Sailing Club lease.

(4) Do the current changes of the use of the YMCA Sailing Club contravene the lease purpose conditions of the (a) NCA and (b) ACTPLA leases.

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

(1) ACTPLA has exercised its powers to enforce compliance of the building approval with the Building Act 2004, the Planning and Development Act 2007 and the Crown lease for blocks 1,2 and 3, section 18 of Yarralumla. ACTPLA has advised that there was no evidence of a breach of lease as at 16 November 2010.

(2) ACTPLA liaises with the NCA when advice is required on any lease where any part of the land within the Territory lease is classified as ‘designated land’ under the Territory Plan and the National Capital Plan.

(3) ACTPLA and the NCA have communicated at the highest levels of the organisations on this matter. ACTPLA and NCA concur on the interpretation of the lease. The NCA has expressed agreement with the action taken by ACTPLA to address breaches.

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