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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4561 ..

(7) Icon Water conducts its surveillance program of dams in order to demonstrate the continuing safety of its dams and also to meet regulatory requirements of the ACT Dam Safety Code 2014. It is required to report to the Utilities Technical Regulator annually on the status of its dam safety management program.

(8) Icon Water’s non-compliance with the ACT Dam Safety Code was first identified by UTR staff in the first half of 2015. In June 2015 Icon Water had its Dam Safety Management System independently audited. Subsequently Icon Water has been working towards full compliance with the Code as reported in recent Utilities Technical Regulator’s Annual Reports.

(9) There is no evidence that remediation work is required.

(10) The Lower Molonglo Storage Dam is a Low Consequence (or Hazard) Category Dam. The ANCOLD Guidelines allow for periodic Safety Reviews at up to 20 year intervals for Low Consequence Category Dams. The need for a Safety Review of this dam was identified by Icon Water in June 2015 and is now nearing completion.

(11) As required by the ACT Dam Safety Code, the Icon Water dam safety management program includes surveillance activities as listed at Table 1 above.

A Safety Review is the final step in demonstrating the continued safety of a dam. It is a thorough review of all aspects of the safety of a dam. It typically will comprise a detailed study of structural, hydraulic, hydrologic and geotechnical design aspects of a dam and of the records and reports from surveillance activities. It also assesses the known failure modes and mechanisms for the dam against recognised acceptance criteria (e.g. engineering standards, dam safety guidelines and risk management criteria).

Environment—wood heaters
(Question No 602)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 15 September 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Regulatory Services):

(1) In response to Question 374 about wood heaters did you say that Access Canberra undertakes risk based compliance inspections to ensure compliance with activities regulated under the legislation.

(2) What format do the inspections take.

(3) How are potential houses selected for inspection.

(4) How often and how many inspections are undertaken on a yearly basis.

(5) What suburbs are included in areas of inspection.

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

(1) Yes, noting that the response to Question 374 is for the sale of new wood heaters.

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