Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 7 June 2018) . . Page.. 2294 ..
(1) The transaction in connection with Block 30 Section 34 Dickson was not a compulsory acquisition of land and as such the Lands Acquisition Act 1994 does not apply. The transaction instead involved the sale of the land through a “market based transaction” including a request for tender process. The legislation and authorisation that governed the terms of the purchase of this land is discussed at length in the relevant ACT Auditor-General Report.
(2) The acquisition of Block 24 Section 65 in the City was effected by a direct negotiation with the land owner through a “market based transaction”.
Acquiring this land under the Lands Acquisition Act 1994 was not considered the most appropriate method. The legislation and authorisation that governed the terms of the purchase of this land is discussed at length in the relevant ACT Auditor-General Report.
In connection with acquisitions of land generally, the acquisition of land by the ACT Government may be achieved through:
• direct negotiation with a land owner through a ‘market‐based’ transaction by private treaty, auction etc consistent with relevant legislation such as the Land Titles Act 1925, Civil Law (Property) Act 2006, Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Act 2003 and the Planning and Development Act 2007 ;
• acquisition by agreement under the Lands Acquisition Act 1994; or
• compulsory acquisition under the Lands Acquisition Act 1994.
(Question No 1318)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, upon notice, on 13 April 2018:
(1) What is the average household energy usage for the (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10, (d) 2010-11, (e) 2011-12, (f) 2012-13, (g) 2013-14, (h) 2014-15, (i) 2015-16, (j) 2016-17 and (k) 2017-18 to date, financial years.
(2) What is the average projected household energy usage for the (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21 financial years.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1. The Australian Energy Market Commission, via the 2017 Residential Electricity Price Trends Review, defines the 'representative ACT household’ as a two-person household, with no mains gas, no pool and on the regulated standing retail offer.
The representative consumer is determined using a representative annual consumption level calculated from benchmark values published by the Australian Energy Regulator in the Electricity Bill Benchmarking report.
The average household electricity consumption figures presented in the table below are specific to the 'representative ACT household’.