Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 14 September 2017) . . Page.. 3814 ..
A reactive crew from Icon Water attended the Northbourne Avenue site at 1:20pm on 2 August 2017 after receiving a report of a potential burst water main. The crew assisted in the isolation of the water main. The water main had been previously isolated by Icon Water personnel on 24 July 2017 and the isolation failed on 2 August 2017 when a valve was opened without the consent of Icon Water.
2a. Icon Water did not undertake any planned works prior to the event on 2 August 2017, nor were any planned works scheduled to be undertaken at this site on that date. The Icon Water crew were in attendance for 15 minutes.
2b. The total estimated cost of the response by Icon Water, based on labour and truck utilisation, was in the order of $300.
3. On 2 August 2017, Icon Water did not undertake any planned works on Northbourne Avenue. The jet of water on Northbourne Avenue on 2 August 2017 was caused by unknown parties opening a valve, which requires a key or tools to operate, without authorisation from Icon Water. The valve had been closed by Icon Water on 24 July 2017 and was clearly labelled with a “Danger Do Not Operate” tag [refer to the first photograph in the attached four photographs of the incident]. A contractor on site observed the jet of water and took appropriate corrective action by closing the valve to prevent the flow of water.
Icon Water has established a strong customer relationship with Canberra Metro to ensure water and sewer assets are managed appropriately. Canberra Metro staff and contractors have been briefed on procedures to follow when works impact Icon Water assets.
4. There was no damage to property, road infrastructure or light rail infrastructure. Minor water impact occurred as part of the excavation process with no restorative action required.
5. No local businesses or local residents lost access to water and/or sewage service due to the jet of water, or works undertaken by Icon Water, on Northbourne Avenue on 2 August 2017.
(Copies of the images are available at the Chamber Support Office).
Sport—Rugby League World Cup sponsorship
(Question No 480)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 18 August 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Tourism and Major Events):
(1) What is the total amount that the ACT Government will spend to sponsor the Rugby League World Cup.
(2) What payments have been made to date for sponsorship of the Rugby League World Cup and what entity received the payments.
(3) Does the June 2017 ACT Government Notifiable Invoices Register includes two payments of $137,500 each made to the Australian Rugby Union for ‘Event Rugby