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(4) Development applications are publicly notified in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2007, and also referred to relevant entities, utility service providers and agencies.

(5) Officers of EPSDD did not attend meetings with the Belconnen Community Council about this development application. It is not the practice of the EPSDD to brief third parties about a development application, unless specifically requested. EPSDD will consider attending meetings upon request, but will only provide process advice (e.g. lodging of representations) at such meetings.

(6) No representations were received for this development application.

(7) The development application was approved with conditions on 13 December 2016.

(8) All stakeholders, i.e. the applicant, Crown lessee, any representors, and entities and relevant utility services are advised of the outcome of development applications.

Energy—hot water systems
(Question No 24)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 16 December 2016:

(1) Can the Minister list the suburbs where it is mandated that an energy efficient hot water system must be installed in all dwellings.

(2) What options are available to households where a solar hot water system may not be suitable.

(3) Are there any avenues of appeal for residents who consider that the systems mandated for their suburb may not be suitable for their use.

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

(1) There are no mandated regulatory requirements for water heaters or hot water systems specific to individual suburbs.

The National Construction Code (NCC) adopted in the ACT under the Building Act 2004 and Water and Sewerage Act 2000 includes standards for the greenhouse intensity of water heaters installed in hot water systems. These standards apply to water heaters in:

new class 1 buildings (attached and detached housing – not apartments)

new class 10 buildings (non-habitable buildings such as garages and sheds).

new parts of existing class 1 and 10 buildings, for example in a new extension, if the water heater is not reinstalled or relocated from another part of the building.

Other than for new building work, there are no requirements for replacement water heaters in existing dwellings to meet the current NCC standards.

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