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Cook Community Hub


Calwell Community Centre


Downer Community Centre


Weston Creek Community Hub


Majura Community Centre


Conder Community Centre


Weston Community Centre


3. Under the ‘Go Energy Smart Program’, the total expected energy savings for the 12 identified community centres is:

Electricity 40% savings of 624,900 kWh/annum;

Gas 60% saving of 6,360 GJ/annum; and

CO2 emissions 46% savings of 1,082,150 kgCO2/annum.

The energy savings adhered will be reviewed throughout the roll-out of the work and will depend on a variety of factors including the behaviour of tenants.

The total cost under this program should not be attributed to energy efficiency measures alone, to calculate the payback period, as it includes capital upgrades as part of the property management. By integrating energy efficiency measures as part of the life cycle management of the property, the Community Services Directorate is taking a true sustainable approach to maintaining its portfolio.

Under the Resource Management Fund initiatives, the energy saving is 30%, where electricity saving is 431,956 kWh/annum and the CO2 emissions saving is

208,106 kgCO2/annum. The payback period under this initiative is approximately 5 years including savings in maintenance and management.

Justice and Community Safety Directorate—energy usage
(Question No 34)

Mr Seselja asked the Attorney-General, 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 Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

In accordance with the ACT Government’s Sustainability Policy, People, Place and Prosperity, and commitment to the ACT Climate Change Strategy, Weathering the Change, the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) is undertaking a program of works targeted at providing more Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) across the Directorate.

In the 2012-13 financial year the Directorate has allocated $220,000 in capital upgrade funding to continue the delivery of the energy efficiency measures.

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