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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 12 February 2015) . . Page.. 339 ..

Answers to questions

Roads—Constitution Avenue
(Question No 347)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 23 October 2014:

In relation to the stated $42 million upgrade to Constitution Avenue, what is the cost of, or, if no accurate cost figure is available, the estimated cost of (a) removing the trees on Constitution Avenue, (b) relocating the utility pipes and wires under Constitution Avenue, (c) planting new trees on Constitution Avenue, (d) constructing the upgrades and (e) landscaping Constitution Avenue when the upgrade is completed.

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

(a) The cost of tree removal is approximately $250,000

(b) The cost of relocating utilities is approximately $9.5m

(c) The cost of the supply of new trees is approximately $1.0m and the installation of new trees is approximately $500,000

(d) The cost of constructing the road upgrades is approximately $16.5m

(e) The cost of constructing the landscaping components is approximately $9.5m.

(Question No 357)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for the Environment, upon notice, on 30 October 2014:

(1) For each agency for each of the years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (a) what proportion of energy consumption was from renewable energy sources, (b) how much renewable energy was used in kilowatt hours and (c) what was the cost of energy consumption, broken down as to renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

(2) During that period was there at any time a policy or government directive that agencies should reduce their consumption of energy from renewable sources; if so, (a) what was the nature of that policy or directive, (b) what was the rationale for that policy or directive, (c) when was that policy or directive issued, (d) by how much in each year was energy consumption from renewable resources to be reduced, (e) what were the required budget savings for each year, (f) what impact did that policy or directive have on the ability of the ACT to meet the Government’s renewable energy targets and (g) when will the policy or directive be lifted.

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