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reduction in coverage of the insulation must increase the amount of insulation to maintain its effective level.

For class 1 buildings demonstrating compliance with the energy efficiency requirements using the ‘elemental’ deemed to satisfy pathway this compensation is factored into the verification. The ACT is in the process of including the compensation requirements in energy efficiency rating protocols so that thermal losses are taken into account in assessing thermal performance by software. It is expected that the lighting efficiency requirements introduced in May 2010 will complement energy efficiency standards to reduce the number of penetrations into the ceiling space.

(5) Energy efficiency standards are performance based, therefore if a person chooses to decrease the efficiency of one building material they will still need to meet the overall efficiency standard by increasing performance in another way. At present, most commercially sold fire-caps have not met any testing standard and so mandating them is not being considered currently. The Standards Australia / Standards New Zealand Wiring Rules Committee EL-01, is developing manufacturing requirements for luminaire barriers by the drafting of a new standard, AS/NZS 5110: 2011. This new standard will specify the safety requirements for fitted barriers or barriers integral to recessed luminaires. The ACT is represented on EL-01 by officers from the electrical inspectorate.

It is a long-standing requirement of both electrical safety and building regulation that installations have adequate fire prevention and protection measures. The default clearance around recessed luminaires was increased from 50 millimetres to 200 millimetres in the 2007 amendment to the AS/NZS Wiring Rules. This was agreed after the previous standard was shown to be inadequate in preventing fires due to heat transfer from luminaires.

Planning—block 15 section 42, Griffith
(Question No 1980)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 8 December 2011 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development):

(1) In relation to developments on Block 15 Section 42, Griffith, can the Minister provide a concise timeline and explanation of any payments that the owners of the site will need to make to the ACT Government to enable construction of residential units, if these are approved as a result of the Draft Territory Plan Variation 307.

(2) What more work and payments would have to be done before the site is fully deconcessionalised and what is the expected timeline for deconcessionalising the site.

(3) Is it necessary for the site to be deconcessionalised to take advantage of any opportunities that may arise if Draft Territory Plan Variation 307 goes ahead.

(4) Are there any restrictions on who the Brumbies can sell the site to, the use of the site, or the process of sale, once the site has been deconcessionalised,

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