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(2) Assessments will be completed at no cost to the Directorate. By registering with the program the Directorate has agreed to commit to implementing the no cost energy (and water) efficiency measures identified for each site that are consistent with the government’s sustainability objectives. Information and specific data will also assist the Directorate in seeking funding from the recently created Carbon Neutral Fund.

(3) The estimated reduction in usage as a result of the program will not be known until the assessment process has been finalised and reports from each site assessment have been received by the Directorate.

Community Services Directorate—energy usage
(Question No 33)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 29 November 2012:

(1) What projects or initiatives does the Directorate have planned in the 2012-13 financial year to reduce energy usage.

(2) What is the cost associated with each project or initiative.

(3) What is the estimated reduction in energy usage as a result of the project or initiative.

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

1. In 2012-13 the Community Services Directorate is delivering initiatives to reduce energy usage in Community Facilities through the “Go Energy Smart Program” and lighting upgrades at four centres. The works to be carried out under the Go Energy Smart Program will provide energy efficient lighting, lighting control systems, mechanical upgrades, smart energy management systems and building fabric upgrades.

The lighting upgrades will be undertaken at Ginninderra Community Hall, Woden Youth Centre, Erindale Youth Centre and The Junction Youth Centre.

2. The Go Energy Smart Program and the lighting upgrades together cost $0.357 million in 2012-13. This will be funded by a combination of a loan from of $0.84 million from the Economic and Sustainable Development Directorate through the Resource Management Fund and a grant from the Commonwealth of $0.84 million as part of a four year program of $3.205 million. The detailed cost of each site is:

Junction Youth Centre


Ginninderra Community Hall


Woden Youth Centre


Erindale Youth Centre


Holt Community Centre


Griffin Centre


Southside Community Centre


Chifley Community Hub


Pearce Community Centre


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