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      C1 – RISk mAnAGement
      AnD InteRnAl AuDIt
      AuDIt CommIttee
      the Directorate’s Audit Committee oversees, on behalf of the Director-General, the Directorate’s
      governance, risk and internal audit program.
      the Directorate’s Audit Committee is made up of four members. As at the end of the financial year
      the committee included: an external Independent Chair and a member each from the Directorate,
      economic Development Directorate (eDD) and Chief minister and Cabinet Directorate (CmCD).
      the Auditor-General’s office, the Directorate’s Chief finance officer, Strategic finance manager and
284   Senior manager, ministerial and Corporate are also invited as observers.
      the Audit Committee met six times during 2010–11, including a meeting to review the Directorate’s
      financial statements.


      AuDIt pRoGRAm
      During the year, the Audit Committee oversaw the implementation of the Directorate’s three-year audit
      program for the period 2009 to 2011. pwC and protiviti were selected from a Whole of Government panel
      to provide Internal Auditing Services to the Directorate. each consultancy completed one audit during
      the year, and the final reports were presented to the Audit Committee for consideration and acceptance.
      the reports presented to the committee during 2010–11 were:
      •	 Review of ICt Resources; and
      •	 Review of environmental Authorisations.
      the committee also reviewed the Implementation of Audit Recommendations (related to the Directorate)
      from the ACt Auditor-General’s office performance Audit Report on Water Demand management.
      the committee investigated the possibility of a review of the Clinical Waste Controller and a risk
      assessment was carried out. the Audit Committee was satisfied that relevant controls were in place.




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CommIttee memBeRShIp AnD AttenDAnCe
                                                                                                   MEETINGS
                                                                                            ATTENDED DuRING
 NAME OF MEMBER              TITLE                          DuRATION                          FINANCIAL yEAR
 mr Will laurie              Chair                          April 2009 to current                          6
 members
 ms kate neser               Chief finance officer,         April 2009 to July 2010                        1
                             CmCD
 mr Geoffrey Rutledge        Director, ministerial          April 2009 to current                          4
                             and Corporate, eSDD
 ms liesl Centenera          Director, Workforce            September 2010 to current                      5
                             Capability and
                             Governance Division,
                             CmCD
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 mr Ian thomson              Chief finance officer,         September 2010 to current                      4
                             eDD

 observers
 ms Anita hargreaves         Chief finance officer,         April 2009 to current                          3
                             eSDD
 mr Bruce fitzgerald         finance manager, eSDD          April 2009 to current                          5
 ms elizabeth Jolley         Senior manager,                June 2010 to current                           4
                             ministerial and
                             Corporate, eSDD
 mr malcolm prentice         Senior Audit manager,          April 2009 to current                          5
                             ACt Auditor-General’s
                             office
 mr Rod nicholas             Director,                      february 2010 to current                       1
                             ACt Auditor-General’s
                             office
 mr Brett Stanton            Senior Auditor manager,        november 2010 to current                       2
                             ACt Auditor-General’s



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                             office
 mr Alan traves              Acting Director, ministerial   11 november 2010                               2
                             and Corporate and A/g          to 10 may 2011
                             Chief finance officer
 Secretariat
 ms Diana Chen               executive officer,             August 2009 to current                         5
                             ministerial and
                             Corporate, eSDD
 ms Jolley performed the secretariat role on one occasion when she attended as an observer.
 mr traves attended one meeting as SeRBIR whilst acting as Director, ministerial and Corporate
 and also attended another meeting as an observer whilst acting as Chief finance officer.




SeRBIR
the Director, ministerial and Corporate is the Directorate’s Senior executive Responsible for Business
Integrity and Risk (SeRBIR).



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      C2 – fRAuD pReventIon
      fRAuD CoRRuptIon AnD pReventIon plAn
      As required under the ACT integrity Policy, the Directorate has a fraud and Corruption prevention
      plan. the Fraud and Corruption Prevention Plan 2009–11 was tabled at the April 2010 Audit
      Committee meeting.
      the plan represents the Directorate’s commitment to integrity and effective fraud management and
      control. the Directorate recognises that it is incumbent on all ACt Government agencies to develop,
      encourage and implement sound financial, legal and ethical decision-making practices.
      the plan focuses specifically on minimising the potential for instances of fraud or corruption relating
      to the Directorate’s programs and/or activities by employees or people outside the Directorate.
286   the Directorate will develop a new fraud and Corruption prevention plan in the coming financial year
      to reflect the broader responsibilities of the Directorate and the new risk profile.
      the Directorate has a process to ensure all allegations and incidences of fraud are captured and
      recorded in accordance with the ACT integrity Policy. the information is monitored and reviewed
      as part of the annual risk assessment process to assist in targeting areas of concern.
      there have been no cases of potential fraud in the reporting period.
      the Director, ministerial and Corporate is the Directorate’s Senior executive Responsible for Business
      Integrity Risk (SeRBIR). the SeRBIR reports directly to the Director-General on matters of fraud and
      integrity and also provides reports to the Directorate’s Audit Committee.


      RISk mAnAGement AnD AuDIt plAn
      Risks identified in the new fraud and Corruption prevention plan will be addressed through the
      annual Risk management and Audit plan. In addition, risks identified though the development of
      business plans will be incorporated into the Risk management and Audit plan.
      In accordance with the ACT integrity Policy, the Risk management and Audit plan continues to
      review the Directorate’s exposure to integrity risks.
      the DeCCeW Internal Audit plan for 2009–2011 was endorsed by the Audit Committee and included
      audits of integrity risks designed to ensure that identified controls are working effectively.




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C3 – puBlIC InteReSt DISCloSuRe
the Public interest Disclosure Act 1994 provides a vehicle for any member of the public, including ACt
public servants, to report wrongdoing in the ACt public sector, and provides rights and protection
to persons who report wrongdoing.
the Directorate did not receive any public Interest Disclosures during the reporting period.




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      C4 – fReeDom of InfoRmAtIon
      the ACt Freedom of information Act 1989 (the foI Act) provides a legally enforceable right of access
      by citizens to all documents in the possession of the ACt Government, subject only to exemptions
      to protect the legitimate interests of the ACt Government, and of the third parties who deal with the
      ACt Government.
      the foI Act requires certain reports to be compiled and included in the Directorate annual report.
      this report comprises three sections: a section 7 statement, a section 8 statement and a section 79(2)
      statement.


      SeCtIon 7 StAtement
288   In accordance with the requirements of section 7 of the foI Act, the following statement is correct
      to 16 may 2011. It reports on the particulars, functions and powers of the agency, as well as certain
      categories of documents held by each agency, and the arrangements for public participation in the
      formulation of policy and operations.
      A new section 7 statement is being developed to cover the Directorate’s complete functions.
      the organisational functions and powers of the Directorate are described elsewhere in this report.
      legislation administered by the Directorate is listed in section B4 of this report.

      Public participation in decision-making
      Arrangements for public participation in decision-making include:
      •	 public submissions;
      •	 discussion at public meetings;
      •	 consultative committees for specific purposes;
      •	 access to records through freedom of Information (foI) requests;
      •	 comments on draft documents;
      •	 comments on bills before the legislative Assembly; and
      •	 contact with the relevant minister.

      Categories of documents
      the Directorate holds the following categories of documents:
      •	 those that are freely available on request and without charge;
      •	 those that are exempt under the foI Act; and
      •	 all other kinds of documents that may be available under the foI Act.

      Documents available on request and without charge
      Documents within this category include publications produced by the Directorate on various aspects
      of its activities. these documents are usually distributed at events, from the offices of the Directorate,
      and are generally available on the Directorate’s website. other documents include discussion papers,
      information pamphlets, environment data and annual reports.




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Documents available under Freedom of Information
Documents of other kinds that may be available under the foI Act include:
•	 general records, including internal and public documents such as minutes of meetings,
   agendas and background papers, policy statements, correspondence and administrative records;
•	 personnel records;
•	 records held on microfilm, computer or paper in connection with Directorate functions;
•	 financial records;
•	 details of contracts and tenders; and
•	 records of government including the machinery of government.

Facilities for access
people seeking information are encouraged to first contact the Directorate before using the more
formal foI process.                                                                                           289

The Directorate’s contact for FOI is:
the freedom of Information Coordinator
environment and Sustainable Development Directorate
Gpo Box 158
CAnBeRRA ACt 2601

The physical location of the FOI Coordinator is:
third floor South
Dame pattie menzies house
16 Challis Street
DICkSon ACt 2602


SeCtIon 8 StAtement
A copy of the section 8 statement is not published in this report but is available on request from



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the Directorate’s foI Coordinator.
A new section 8 statement is being developed to cover the Directorate’s complete functions.


SeCtIon 79(2) StAtement
In accordance with section 79(2) of the foI Act, the following is a report on decision-making in relation
to foI requests received by the Directorate during the year. Access decisions in relation to foI requests
are categorised in terms of full release; partial release; entirely exempt; technical refusal (no documents
located); still being processed; transferred; and withdrawn.

Requests for access
In 2010–11 the Directorate (not including ACtplA) received a total of 27 requests for access to documents.
the following tables outline the completion timelines and the access decisions made for these requests.




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      Table 1: Completion Timelines

          NuMBER OF
        FOI REquESTS
            RECEIvED          30 DAyS OR LESS   31 TO 45 DAyS 46 TO 60 DAyS 61 TO 90 DAyS 91 DAyS OR MORE
                         27                20              6            nil               1                   nil


      Table 2: No of requests and decision type in 2010–11

       DECISION                                                                         NuMBER OF REquESTS
       full release                                                                                           18
       partial release                                                                                           4
       entirely exempt                                                                                        nil
       technical refusal (no documents found)                                                                    2
       Still being processed                                                                                  nil
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       transferred                                                                                               1
       Withdrawn                                                                                                 2
       TOTAL                                                                                                  27


      In processing requests, the Directorate makes every effort to comply with the required timeframes.
      there will be however some situations where requests are completed outside the statutory timeframe:
      •	 this may be the result of the amount and complexity of information to be examined and the release
         decisions required; or
      •	 particular workload and resource issues within the Directorate at the time.
      In situations where it appears that the 30 day timeframe for a response will not be met, the Directorate
      will generally advise the applicant and request an extension of time.
      under sections 26, 27 and 27A of the foI Act, the Commonwealth, state governments, commercial
      organisations and private individuals must be consulted where their interests may be adversely
      affected by the release of documents. Subsection 18(4) of the foI Act provides for the 30 day
      timeframe to respond to an foI request to be extended by 30 days for documents on which third
      party consultation is necessary.


      InteRnAl RevIeW AnD ADmInIStRAtIve AppeAlS
      tRIBunAl ApplICAtIonS
      there were no applications for internal review or to the ACt Civil and Administrative tribunal during
      the reporting period.


      tRAInInG
      During the year the Directorate did not hold any training on the foI Act.


      feeS AnD ChARGeS
      the Directorate did not collect any fees in relation to the processing of requests during 2010–11.




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C5 – InteRnAl ACCountABIlItY
foRmeR DeCCeW
During 2010–11 the former Department of the environment, Climate Change, energy and Water’s
structure (from 1 July 2010 to 16 may 2011) was as follows:



                                           David Papps
                                          Chief Executive



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                                         Penny Farnsworth
                                       Deputy Chief Executive




     Paul Lewis                              Robert Neil
                        David Butt                                                      Geoffrey Rutledge
      Director                                Director           Anita Hargreaves
                         Director                                                           Director
  Climate Change                            environment         Chief Finance Officer
                       Water, energy                                                       ministerial
    and natural                            protection and        Strategic finance
                        and Waste                                                        and Corporate
   environment                            Water Regulation




                    Chief Executive – Mr David Papps
                    mr papps was responsible for the efficient administration of the Department
                    and its corporate and strategic directions. he was responsible for ensuring



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                    the Department addressed the challenges presented by climate change and
                    establishing and maintaining policy development and implementation in the
                    critical areas of environment, water, energy and natural resource management.



                    Deputy Chief Executive – Ms Penny Farnsworth
                    ms farnsworth supported the Chief executive through strategic coordination
                    and implementation of key government priorities. this includes
                    whole-of-government initiatives and responding to issues at a ministerial,
                    inter-agency and key stakeholder level.
                    the Deputy Chief executive had line management responsibilities of
                    all Directors.




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                        Director, Climate Change and Natural Environment – Mr Paul Lewis
                        mr lewis managed a range of incentive programs encompassing water efficiency
                        and energy consumption reduction, waste reduction and asset management
                        strategies. the branch provided the Government with advice on international,
                        national and local sustainability and climate change issues, was responsible for
                        implementing aspects of and monitoring and reporting on the ACt Government’s
                        climate change strategy, and delivered the ACt Sustainable Schools Initiative
                        and Waste minimisation community education and public awareness programs.
                        the work of the branch also included implementation of the Canberra Integrated
                        urban Waterways project, and developing natural environment policy and
                        implementing natural resource management programs.
                        mr lewis was seconded to another agency from 13 December 2010,
                        and mr Alan traves acted in this position from 13 December 2010 to
                        2 march 2011. ms heather tomlinson acted in the position from 28 february 2011
                        to 30 June 2011, and ms Ann lyons Wright acted in the position from 18 April
292                     to 5 may while ms tomlinson was on leave.

                        Director, Water, Energy and Waste – Mr David Butt
                        the Water, energy and Waste branch was responsible for providing policy
                        advice to government on water policy, energy policy and waste policy.
                        mr David Butt was transferred to working on special projects during the
                        year (reporting directly to the Director-General), and mr Bob neil acted
                        as executive Director environment protection and Water Regulation
                        from 26 november 2010 to 30 June 2010.


                        Director, Environment Protection and Water Regulation – Mr Bob Neil
                        the environment protection and Water Regulation branch had legislative
                        responsibility for regulatory activities related to air and water issues,
                        environmental noise, contaminated sites, clinical waste and pesticide use.
                        these responsibilities were delivered through a combination of providing
                        education and information, resolving complaints, and formal regulation.
                        the branch also implemented strategies related to community participation
                        and integrated catchment management.
                        mr Daniel Walters acted in this position from 1 June to 9 July 2010, 27 July
                        to 27 August 2010 and 3 november to 15 november 2010

                        Chief Finance Officer – Ms Anita Hargreaves
                        the Strategic finance branch, led by the Chief finance officer, was responsible
                        for the Department’s financial and budgetary management. this included
                        budget strategy and development, strategic financial monthly and annual
                        reporting, support for the minister and the executive finance committee.
                        the branch undertook day-to-day accounting and reporting activities
                        to meet the needs of business units and external reporting obligations,
                        variance reporting and management discussion and analysis. the branch
                        also managed the Department’s relationship with the finance area of
                        Shared Services, which provides accounts processing, salary recovery,
                        taxation banking and oracle systems administration services.
                        ms hargreaves was seconded to the Department of treasury from
                        15 november 2010 to 30 June 2011.


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                        Director, Ministerial and Corporate – Mr Geoffrey Rutledge
                        the ministerial and Corporate Branch supported the Department
                        through coordinating departmental media, public affairs and community
                        engagement activities, and supported the minister in his role in the Cabinet
                        and the Assembly.
                        ministerial and Corporate also supported departmental governance,
                        planning activities and statutory reporting, and provided strategic human
                        resource management services, managed the Shared Services Centre
                        relationship and managed corporate communications for the Department.
                        mr Alan traves acted in this position from 15 September to 10 December 2010
                        while mr Rutledge was seconded to the Chief minister’s Department.
                        During the period when mr Geoffrey Rutledge (hawke Review Implementation)
                        and ms Anita hargreaves (treasury) were both seconded outside the Directorate,
                        mr Alan traves acted as executive Director Corporate from 28 february to
                        30 June 2011.                                                                    293




one ACtpS
As a result of an ACt Government decision following the release of the Governing the City State –
one ACt public Service (ACtpS) (hawke) Review Report, new Administrative Arrangement orders
came into place on 17 may 2011 and all ACt Government departments became known as directorates.
one of the key messages identified in the hawke Review was the need for government agencies to
work as one public service to deliver the best services possible for the Canberra community.
the new ACtpS structure saw the move of various units and functions to other directorates. the
environment and Sustainable Development Directorate was established at that time, which brought
together the functions of:
•	 the former Department of the environment, Climate Change, energy and Water;
•	 transport and conservation planning functions from the former Department of territory and
  municipal Services;



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•	 heritage functions, and the ACt Government Architect, from the former Chief minister’s
  Department; and
•	 the functions of the ACt planning and land Authority.
As the Directorate’s formation occurred so close to the end of the reporting year, as at 30 June 2011
the Directorate’s structure and management systems had not yet been finalised. Staff consultation
on the proposed structure (diagram below) was still occurring as at the end of the year and temporary
reporting structures were put in place for the interim. the proposed structure is expected to be
finalised early in the 2011–12 reporting year.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   executive management Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Integration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   organisational Culture
                                                                                                                   office of the                                 Director-General
                                                                                                                   Commissioner                                  (Chief planning                                                   Government priorities Delivery
                                                                                                                   for the environment                           executive)                                                        Directorate-wide Decisions



                                                                              Deputy                                                        Deputy Director-General
                                                                              Director-General                                              (policy, Regulation
                                                                              (planning policy)                                             & Services)



                                                                              executive Director      executive Director                                                                      executive Director                                 executive Director
                                                                              (City planning)         (policy & Integration)                                                                  (Regulation & Services)                            (planning Delivery)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               oRGAnISAtIon ChARt




                                                                              transport planning      Integration                        Director                             Director                        Director                           territory plan
                                                                                                      & Innovation                       (Corporate & Culture)                (Construction Services)         (environment protection            Administration
                                                                              Sustainable urban                                                                                                               Authority)                         territory plan variations
                                                                              Design                  Climate Change                     finance
                                                                                                                                                                              Construction occ
                                                                              urban Research          & energy                           Cfo                                                                                                     merit Assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                              environment protection
                                                                              & Analysis              energy efficiency                  Strategic financial
                                                                                                                                                                              utilities, land Regulation      Water Resources ep
                                                                              Social Infrastructure   projects                           management                                                                                              Impact Code
                                                                                                                                                                              & Compliance                                                       & estate Assessment
                                                                              planning                Climate Change                     Strategic finance
                                                                                                      energy policy                                                           utilities, land & lease                                            Impact & estates
                                                                              Design policy
                                                                                                                                                                              Regulation                                                         Assessment
                                                                              territory plan                                             organisational Culture
                                                                                                      office of Water                    & performance                        technical Regulation
                                                                              Implementation
                                                                              & policy Review         Water policy                       Corp Governance                                                                                         lease Administration
                                                                                                                                                                              Information                                                        leasing
                                                                                                      Water Resources                    Strategic human Services
                                                                                                                                                                              Info Services
                                                                              Government                                                 Corporate
                                                                                                      Sustainability policy                                                                                                                      heritage & Conservation
                                                                                                                                                                              Customer Service
                                                                              land & Infrastructure   Waste                              ministerial, Government & legal
                                                                              planning                                                                                        Dickson
                                                                                                                                         Government Services
                                                                              Infrastructure policy   nature Conservation                                                     mitchell
                                                                                                                                         legislation
                                                                              land policy             & Research
                                                                                                                                         legal officer                        Surveying & Spatial Data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (StRuCtuRe foR ConSultAtIon AS At 30 June 2011)




                                                                                                      planning Conservation




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                                                                              estates unit                                               legal Counsel
                                                                                                      & land                                                                                                            this structure incorporates all functions of ACtplA,
                                                                              Greenfields                                                Dlo/mlo
                                                                                                      Conservation liaison                                                    programs                                  DeCCeW, transport planning and Conservation
                                                                                                      nRm                                                                     Sustainability programs                   planning and Research (from tAmS), and the ACt
                                                                                                                                         media/Communications                 Canberra Integrated urban Waterways       heritage unit (from CmCD)
                                                                                                      natural environment
                                                                                                                                         Communications

                                                                                                      heritage (policy)
SenIoR exeCutIve
(StRuCtuRe foR ConSultAtIon AS At 30 June 2011)
Director-General, Mr David Papps
the role of the Director-General is to effectively deliver the Government’s priorities and to lead a
cohesive, performance-driven Directorate which operates consistent with a strong set of values.

Deputy Director-General, Planning Policy, Mr Neil Savery (acting)

Executive Director, City Planning (vacant)
under the proposed structure, the broader strategic planning functions will be placed in the planning
policy Division. transport planning will also be located in this Division to ensure its integration with
other planning functions.

Deputy Director-General, Policy, Regulation and Services, Ms Penny Farnsworth (acting)                     295

Executive Director, Policy and Integration (vacant)
under the proposed structure, the policy and Integration Division will concentrate on policy
development in relation to climate change and energy, water, sustainability (including waste), heritage,
and nature conservation and research. An Integration and Innovation function area will focus on policy
best practice and innovation.

Executive Director, Regulation and Services Division, Mr john Meyer (acting)
under the proposed structure, the Regulation and Services Division will comprise the regulatory
and compliance functions of the Directorate (Construction Services and the environment protection
Authority), strengthening regulatory capacity and allowing for skill sharing. the Information,
Customer Service, Surveying and Spatial Data functions from the former ACtplA will sit within this
Division, as well as the Sustainability programs area from the former DeCCeW, reflecting the customer
service focus of those programs.

Director, Corporate and Culture, Mr Geoffrey Rutledge



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the Corporate and Culture Division combines the corporate, finance, communications and human
resource functions of the former agencies and will have a strong focus on supporting organisational
and cultural reform.

Executive Director, Planning Delivery Division, Mr Ben Ponton (acting)
under the proposed structure, the planning Delivery Division will be responsible for the functions
previously located within Development Services in ACtplA, as well as for approvals associated with
conservation and heritage. this will build on the current approvals and assessment capacity and
allow for a clearer focus on key policy issues within the policy and Integration Division.




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      SenIoR exeCutIve (InteRIm StRuCtuRe)
      Although the Directorate’s proposed structure was still subject to consultation at the end of the
      reporting year, in managing the transition the Director-General put in place a set of interim reporting
      arrangements (including acting arrangements as listed above):
      •	 the Deputy Director-General (planning policy), the Deputy Director-General (policy, Regulation
         and Services), and the executive Director (planning Delivery) report directly to the Director-General;
      •	 the executive Director (Regulation and Services) reports to the Deputy Director-General (policy,
         Regulation and Services);
      •	 transport planning and the business units identified in the proposed Sustainable urban Design
         and land and Infrastructure planning units, as well as the Government Architect, report directly
         to the Deputy Director-General (planning policy);
      •	 the Director (Construction Services) and the Director (environment protection Authority) report directly
         to the executive Director (Regulation and Services). 
296   •	 Conservation planning and Research reports directly to the Acting Director, Climate Change and
         natural environment; and
      •	 the heritage unit reports directly to the Deputy Director-General (policy, Regulation and Services).
      All other reporting arrangements of the former DeCCeW and ACtplA remained in place during the
      interim period.


      CommIttee ARRAnGementS
      the governance committee structure of the Directorate is yet to be finalised. the former DeCCeW’s
      governance arrangements were as follows:
      •	 the executive management Board;
      •	 the Corporate Resources Committee;
      •	 the policy and planning Committee; and
      •	 an Audit Committee.




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 COMMITTEE NAME           ROLE OF COMMITTEE                                   MEMBERSHIP
 executive management     emB was the peak decision-making body of            Chief executive (chair),
 Board (emB)              DeCCeW and was responsible for significant          Deputy Chief executive
                          operational, policy and resourcing decisions        and all Directors.
                          and approvals. emB set and reviewed the strategic
                          direction of the Department and monitored
                          performance in key areas, including financial
                          performance. It was also responsible for ensuring
                          compliance with laws, regulations, accounting
                          standards and departmental policies.
 Corporate Resources      CRC set, led and reviewed the corporate policies,   Director ministerial and
 Committee (CRC)          guidelines and frameworks of the Department,        Corporate and Chief
                          and provided oversight of the Department’s          finance officer (co-chairs),
                          finances.                                           Directors and one senior staff
                                                                              member from each branch.
 policy and planning      ppC facilitated continual improvement and           Deputy Chief executive (chair),
 Committee (ppC)          learning by assessing whether the Department’s      all Directors and one senior      297
                          policy objectives were being achieved and           staff member from each
                          remained relevant. this committee helped            branch.
                          meet accountability requirements to the ACt
                          Government and the community.
 Audit Committee          the role of the Audit committee was to oversight    mr Will laurie
 (further information     risk, compliance, external accountability and the   (independent Chair)
 about this committee     internal control environment on behalf of the       mr phil hextel
 can be found in          Chief executive.
                                                                              ms kate neser
 section C1)
                                                                              mr Geoffrey Rutledge




RemuneRAtIon foR SenIoR exeCutIveS
In accordance with the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, the Remuneration tribunal establishes
and reviews the remuneration of senior executive officer positions and full and part-time statutory
authority positions.




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CoRpoRAte AnD opeRAtIonAl plAnnInG
the former DeCCeW’s Corporate Plan 2010–2014 was in force during the reporting year
(further information can be found in section A2). Branch plans and individual personal Development
and Career plans are linked to the Corporate plan.
the Directorate had begun work on a new Corporate plan prior to the end of the reporting year.




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      C6 – hR peRfoRmAnCe
      the Directorate has developed new, and built upon established, governance, corporate and human
      resources frameworks throughout the past reporting year. there has been significant focus on unifying
      the Directorate following its establishment in may 2011. this has included supporting staff through
      such forums as the Agency Consultative Committee, consultative meetings with the Director-General,
      regular Director-General notices and facilitating seminar sessions on ‘Adjusting to Change’.
      the Respect, equity and Diversity (ReD) framework was launched by ms Cathy hudson, Commissioner
      for public Administration, on 7 April 2011. the ReD framework outlines that a workplace that is
      respectful, courteous, fair and values individual differences is a core aspect of building positive
      workplace culture. the ReD framework was rolled out throughout the Directorate in 2011 with
      significant commitment to staff training and distributing information packs to all staff members.
298   major developments accomplished in the past reporting year include the creation of the health and
      Wellbeing program, publishing several corporate advices and policies such as the Working Alone in
      the field policy and significant representation at whole-of-Government forums.


      DelIveRInG foR the futuRe
      the Directorate was significantly larger at the end of the reporting year than at the beginning,
      following the creation of the new Directorate.
      All recruitment processes were completed in an expedient manner ensuring all vacancies were filled
      by the most suitable people. new staff attended the internal induction program and 22 staff members
      accessed the whole-of-Government e-induction package. the Directorate actively encourages all staff
      to participate in development activities, both internal and external, by promoting the Shared Services
      training Calendar, in-house seminar sessions and the availability of study assistance.
      the Directorate hosted three graduates under the ACt public Service Graduate program and one
      trainee under the Aboriginal and torres Strait Islander traineeship program.


      StRenGthenInG oRGAnISAtIonAl ReSIlIenCe
      the Directorate’s governance structure is supported through such forums as the executive
      management Board and Audit Committee. Directorate governance is also enhanced through the
      regularly held Agency Consultative Committee and the Work Safety Committee meetings.


      SuStAInInG CommunItY ConfIDenCe
      the Directorate places priority in working alongside the community in discussions to address the
      climate change issue.  this has been illustrated through the continuing involvement in community
      engagement events as outlined in section B1 of this report.
      the Directorate has been directly involved in community events working face to face with the
      Canberra public at events such as the ActewAGl Royal Canberra Show, festival of the forest – Canberra
      International Arboretum and Gardens open Day and earth hour.
      Involvement with the community has continued through strong community links such as ministerial
      and statutory Councils and the Directorate’s Boards and committees.




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WoRkInG CollABoRAtIvelY
the Directorate is represented on a variety of Government forums, professional networks, committees
and working groups.
In response to the whole-of-Government restructure, the Directorate established an internal executive
transition team, consisting of representatives from all merging agencies, to ensure a smooth and
cohesive establishment of the Directorate. the Directorate also worked collaboratively across
Government by providing support to the whole-of-Government transition team.


enhAnCInG SkIllS AnD CApABIlItIeS
the Directorate facilitates training programs to enhance professional development and support any
personal matters.
through the Rewards and Recognition program, quarterly awards were established to recognise
outstanding achievements in the workplace by individuals. Seventeen staff members were recognised
under this program in the past reporting year.                                                          299




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The Directorate celebrates the achievements of staff throughout the year at Staff Award events.

Additionally, quarterly Recognition of Service Awards were established to recognise 5, 10, 15 and
20+ years of service by an individual. In the past reporting year 48 staff members were recognised
for their service.




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      C7 – StAffInG pRofIle
      the environment and Sustainable Development Directorate comprised a workforce of 470 employees,
      consisting of 448 full time equivalents.
      the ACt planning and land Authority is reporting its staffing information in a separate annual report.
      the staffing profile below therefore refers to those staff of the former DeCCeW; the office of the
      Commissioner for the environment; transport planning; conservation planning and research;
      and heritage.
      the majority of employees are employed on a permanent full-time basis. the following tables outline
      the breakdown of staff by classification, employment category, average length of service and age
      profile as at 30 June 2011. these also reflect any acting or higher duties arrangements in place at
      30 June 2011.
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      the Directorate also employs contractors at times throughout the year who do not appear in this
      staffing profile.

      Table 1: Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) & Headcount

                                                                  FEMALE               MALE              TOTAL
       fte by Gender                                                  92.5               66.5                  159
       headcount by Gender                                              99                68                   167
       % of Workforce                                                 60%                40%              100%


      Table 2: Classification

       CLASSIFICATION GROuP                                       FEMALE               MALE              TOTAL
       Administrative officers                                          43                14                    57
       executive officers                                                2                  5                    7
       professional officers                                             3                  7                   10
       Senior officers                                                  44                36                    80
       Statutory officer holders                                         1                  0                   1

       technical officers                                                6                  5                  11

       trainees and Apprentices                                          0                  1                   1
       TOTAL                                                            99                68               167


      Table 3: Employment category by gender

       EMPLOyMENT CATEGORy                                        FEMALE               MALE              TOTAL
       Casual                                                            0                  0                    0
       permanent full-time                                              55                 50                  105

       permanent part-time                                              17                  2                   19
       temporary full-time                                              19                 16                   35
       temporary part-time                                               8                  0                    8
       TOTAL                                                            99                68                   167




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The Conservation Planning and Research team provides advice on conservation planning and management
and conducts field monitoring and research to increase our knowledge of the ACT’s terrestrial and aquatic
ecosystems and wildlife.

Table 4: Length of service by gender

 AvERAGE           PRE-BABy
 LENGTH            BOOMERS        BABy BOOMERS       GENERATION x       GENERATION y            TOTAL
 OF
 SERvICE           F       M         F        M        F        M         F       M         F        M
 0–2               1        0        5       10       15         5       14        9       35       24
 2–4               0        0        9        3       12         3        5        2       26           8




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 4–6               0        0        1        0        5         5        1        1        7           6
 6–8               0        0        0        0        4         5        2        1        6           6
 8–10              0        0        4        3        2         1        2        1        8           5
 10–12             0        0        2        2        3         1        0        0        5           3
 12–14             0        0        3        0        1         0        0        0        4           0
 14+ years         0        0        6       14        2         2        0        0        8       16


Table 5: Average length of service by gender

 GENDER                                                                   AvERAGE LENGTH OF SERvICE
 female                                                                                                 5.2
 male                                                                                                   7.7
 TOTAL                                                                                                  6.2




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      Table 6: Age profile

       AGE GROuP                                                                   FEMALE                       MALE    TOTAL
       <20                                                                                  0                      1        1
       20–24                                                                                7                      4       11
       25–29                                                                               12                      5       17
       30–34                                                                               12                     10       22
       35–39                                                                               18                      8       26
       40–44                                                                               11                      6       17
       45–49                                                                               17                      9       26
       50–54                                                                               12                      8       20
       55–59                                                                                7                     11       18
       60–64                                                                                1                      6        7
302    65–69                                                                                2                      0        2
       70+                                                                                  1                      0        1


      table 7 (Agency profile) and table 8 (Agency profile by employment type) have not been included in
      this report. At 30 June 2011, the Directorate had not finalised its organisational structure (see section
      C5) and therefore the majority of staff (for payroll purposes) were placed in a nominal Division titled
      office of the Chief executive. tables 7 and 8 as provided by Shared Services payroll do not provide
      meaningful information in describing the staffing profile of the Directorate.

      Table 9: Equity and Workplace Diversity

                                                A                      B                      C                              
                                     Aboriginal            Culturally &        employment               number of       Women
                                  and/or torres          linguistically       of people with            employees
                                  Strait Islander      Diverse (CAlD)             a disability         who identify
                                  employment             employment                                        in any of
                                                                                                         the equity
                                                                                                        & Diversity
                                                                                                        categories
                                                                                                           (A, B, C)*
       headcount                               11                     17                        6                 32       99
       % of total Staff                     6.9%                 10.6%                    3.8%                  20.0%     60%

      *nB: employees who identify in more than one equity and diversity category should only be counted once.


      the above statistics exclude board members; staff not paid by the ACt public Service and people
      on leave without pay. Staff members who had separated from the ACt public Service, but received
      a payment have been included.




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C8 – leARnInG AnD Development
In-houSe tRAInInG
Staff learning and development was a major focus for the Directorate throughout the reporting year.
An in-house training calendar emailed regularly to all staff, and housed on the Directorate’s intranet,
kept staff up to date on up-coming training and development opportunities. Staff have responded
well to the calendar and strong attendance at training programs reflects this.
the Directorate’s monthly Seminar Series, running since early 2009, has become a regular fixture on
the Directorate’s in-house training calendar. these sessions provide an opportunity for all staff to learn
about the significant work their colleagues conduct.
training provided in-house to staff is listed in the following table.
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 TRAINING SuBjECT                                               DATE                   NO. OF ATTENDEES
 Seminar Series – Sustainability initiatives                    August 2010                            15
 leadership for a Safe Workplace                                August 2010                            15
 personal Development & Career planning (part 1)                August 2010                            21
 Chief executive financial Instructions                         August 2010                            18
 quIt                                                           September 2010                            9
 Bike orientation                                               September 2010                         12
                                                                and november 2010
 Resource management                                            november 2010                          12
 personal Development & Career planning (part 2)                november 2010                          22
 Bike orientation                                               february 2011                          15
 personal management                                            february 2011                          18
 Seminar Series – time to talk                                  february 2011                          17
 Salary packaging seminar                                       march 2011                             24
 effective teams                                                march 2011                             12



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 hR21 training                                                  march 2011                             10
 Risk management                                                April 2011                             11
 Bike orientation                                               April 2011                                6
 novated leases                                                 April 2011                                7
 Document management                                            may 2011                               17
 It management                                                  may 2011                               14
 Coping with change                                             June 2011                                 5
 Cross Generational teams                                       June 2011                                 8




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      ESDD graduate Keziah Judd (centre) with Cindy Rickman from People and Strategy and Head of Service
      Andrew Cappie-Wood. ACTPS Graduates undertake a Diploma of Government program during their
      graduate year.

      A selection of other training undertaken by Directorate officers included:

       TRAINING SuBjECT                                             DATE                 NO. OF ATTENDEES
       territory Crisis Centre liaison officer training             July 2010                              1
       Water policy management training                             August 2010                            3
       Water Resource policy and management                         october 2010                           3
       mySource matrix                                              September 2010                         6
       the Indispensable Assistant                                  october 2010                           2
       Dealing with misconduct and Inappropriate Behaviour          october 2010                           1
       in the Workplace
       freedom of Information                                       november 2010                          2
       Bullying and harassment in the Workplace                    December 2010                           3
       Conflict management                                         December 2010                           1
       legislative Assembly process                                December 2010                           4
       Certificate Iv in Government (Statutory Compliance)         December 2010                           4
       White Card national Construction Induction                  february 2011                           3
       policy Development                                          march 2011                              2
       hAzmAt training                                             march 2011                              5
       Work Safety Representative training                         november 2010                           4
                                                                   and february 2011
       microsoft project                                           may 2011                                3



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Whole-of-GoveRnment leARnInG
AnD Development InItIAtIveS
 INITIATIvE                                                                       NO. OF PARTICIPANTS
 ACtpS Graduate program                                                                                  3
 Young professionals’ network                                                                          10
 future leaders program                                                                                  2
 executive Development program                                                                           1
 pSm program                                                                                             0
 Sponsored training for first-time and front-line managers                                               0




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the Directorate actively encourages staff to access the ACtpS training Calender and nominate for
relevant training sessions. the ACtpS training Calender is sent monthly to staff via email reminders
and through links on the staff Intranet. In the past reporting year 18 staff members attended training
advertised in the ACtpS training Calender and 22 staff members completed e-Induction.


peRfoRmAnCe mAnAGement
A personal Development and Career planning (pDCp) process was developed and approved,
in consultation with the Agency Consultative Committee, in January 2010 and progressively
implemented across the Directorate over 2010. formal training on the pDCp process was provided
to supervisors in late 2010.
the pDCp process has enabled managers and employees to support continuous improvement,
including providing clarity to employees on their work roles and aligning staff and branch
responsibilities with Directorate priorities and the Corporate plan. Individuals, in conjunction with
their managers, have identified job specific learning and development needs and subsequent action
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feedback from staff and managers on the pDCp process has been positive and constructive, and the
Directorate will continue to ensure pDCp’s are actively encouraged and completed in the coming year.


StuDY ASSIStAnCe
the Directorate provides advice on study assistance to staff via the Intranet and through staff from
the Corporate unit. Staff members have access to the requirements for applying for study assistance
and the appropriate approval process. During 2010–11 the Directorate supported 17 applications
for study assistance.




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      C9 – WoRkplACe heAlth
      AnD SAfetY
      leADeRShIp
      the Directorate is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for its
      employees, contractors, stakeholders and clients. A program of continuous improvement has been
      implemented in the Directorate’s Safety management System in line with the ACtpS Workplace Health
      Strategic Plan 2008–2012.
      the Directorate’s intranet hosts a health and Wellbeing page which displays the Work Safety policy
      Statement and the ‘smart pDf’ Accident and Incident Report form.
306   the Directorate takes an active role on interdepartmental committees such as the hR Council,
      the hR executive Group, the occupational health and Safety Rehabilitation Advisory Council and
      the Workplace health and Safety functional Reference Group.


      InJuRY pReventIon
      the Directorate has undertaken a variety of tasks to meet the requirements of the Workplace Health
      Strategic Plan 2008–2012. these actions included:
      •	 providing managers with “providing leadership for a Safe Workplace” training, through the
        Shared Services training calendar;
      •	 holding regular meetings of the Work Safety Committee, attended by Work Safety Representatives
        (WSRs) and staff from the Corporate branch and the Shared Services Workplace health and Safety team;
      •	 the development and publication of a variety of Corporate Advices on matters including
        Working Alone in the Field, Protocol for Responding to People Threatening Suicide or Self Harm,
        and Accident and incident Reporting;
      •	 regular induction sessions for new staff members, which included workplace health
        and safety information;
      •	 promoting workstation assessments to all staff;
      •	 scheduling regular meetings with the Shared Services Workplace health and Safety team designed
        to evaluate current processes, identify areas of concern and establish any ‘next steps’ required;
      •	 the revision of the Bike fleet handbook; and
      •	 providing hazard Identification and Risk management workshops.
      In recognising the benefits of a healthy and productive workforce, in early 2011 the former DeCCeW
      implemented a health and Wellbeing Initiative, whereby financial assistance was provided to
      employees who undertook, in their own time, health and wellbeing activities. on application
      employees were reimbursed to an amount not exceeding $100 per annum, for costs associated
      with approved health and wellbeing activities, including items such as:
      •	 gym membership;
      •	 weight loss program;
      •	 swimming pool entry fees;




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•	 walking/running/hiking shoes; and
•	 exercise equipment.
this initiative ran from 1 January to 30 June 2011, after which time the initiative will be reviewed.
Sixty-two applications were received in the fBt year ending 30 march 2011, and 51 between 1 April
and 30 June 2011.




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Staff members participate in informal sport and exercise programs, contributing to a healthy and productive
workforce.

the Directorate has four staff members undertaking the role of Workplace Safety Representative
(WSRs), three first aid officers and eight fire wardens.
the Directorate made available the influenza vaccine free of charge to all staff members (of the
former DeCCeW) at the end of march 2011, with 38 employees taking part. Staff members unable
to attend were provided the opportunity to receive a vaccination on an alternative day, at the
Directorate’s expense.
the Directorate is committed to a positive workplace culture by supporting employees’ health and
well being. the employee Assistance program through IpS Worldwide, is promoted through brochures,


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posters located throughout the workplace and via a link on the intranet’s health and Wellbeing page.


InJuRY mAnAGement
the four WSRs in the Directorate conduct their duties in accordance with the Work Safety Act 2008.
the WSRs attend regular Work Safety Committee meetings, induction sessions and ongoing workplace
health and safety training workshops. In addition to their representation at the aforementioned, these
officers conduct regular inspections of staff members’ workstations, including desk and chair heights,
corridors and other workspaces.
Workstation assessments are made available to all staff, with 43 staff members taking up this offer in
2010–11. During this period there have been six employees requiring return to work assistance and
two employees requiring specialised workplace equipment; equipment such as wrist rests, document
holders or footstools are provided to employees as required.
there were no incidents in the reporting year which required notification under s167 or 170 of the
Work Safety Act 2000.




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      C10 – WoRkplACe RelAtIonS
      the environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (excluding the ACt planning and land
      Authority) operated under the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water Union
      Greenfield’s Agreement 2008–2010 to 25 november 2010, and from 25 november 2010, the Directorate
      operated under the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water Enterprise
      Agreement 2010–2011.


      AuStRAlIAn WoRkplACe AGReementS
      the Directorate does not have any Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA) in operation.


308
      SpeCIAl emploYment ARRAnGementS
      During the reporting period five Special employment Arrangements (SeA) were in place.

                                                                                        TOTAL
                                                     NO. OF                        EMPLOyEES
                                                INDIvIDuAL    NO. OF GROuP        COvERED By
       DESCRIPTION                                    SEAS            SEAS*      GROuP SEAS**          TOTAL
                                                         A               B                   C          (A+C)
       SeAs
       number of SeAs                                    5               0                    0             5
       as at 30 June 2011
       number of SeAs entered                            4               0                    0             4
       into during period
       number of SeAs terminated                         0               0                    0             0
       during period
       the number of SeAs providing                      0               0                    0             0
       for privately plated vehicles as
       at 30 June 2011
       number of SeAs for employees                      0               0                    0             0
       who have transferred from AWAs
       during period
       AWAs
       number of AWAs                                    0               0                    0             0
       as at 30 June 2011
       number of AWAs terminated/                        0               0                    0             0
       lapsed (including formal
       termination and those that have
       lapsed due to staff departures)


                                          CLASSIFICATION RANGE                REMuNERATION AS AT 30 juNE 2011
       Individual and Group SeAs          SoGC-A                              $111,485–$130,016
       AWAs (includes AWAs                n/A
       ceased during period)




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C12 – StRAteGIC ASSet
mAnAGement
Section C12 includes information for the whole of the Directorate for the whole 2010–11 year.


ASSetS mAnAGeD
the Directorate managed assets with a total value of $68.649 million, as at 30 June 2011.
Assets managed include:

                                                                    DIRECTORATE       TERRITORIAL    TOTAL
                                                                           $’000             $’000    $’000
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 leasehold Improvements                                                        937               –     937
 plant and equipment                                                          1,661            23     1,684
 Total Property, Plant and Equipment                                          2,598            23     2,621
 Intangible Assets                                                            1,906              –    1,906
 land                                                                            –          46,237   46,237
 Capital Works in progress                                                   17,885              –   17,885
 Total Non-Current Assets                                                    22,389         46,260   68,649




ChAnGeS to the ASSet ReGISteR
During the 2010–11 the following assets were added to the Directorate’s asset register:

                                                                    DIRECTORATE       TERRITORIAL    TOTAL
 ASSET ADDITIONS*                                                          $’000             $’000    $’000
 motor vehicles (leased through SG fleet)                                     1,083             –     1,083



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 leasehold Improvements                                                        193              –      193
 plant and equipment                                                            15              –       15
 Total Property, Plant and Equipment Additions                                1,291             –     1,291
 Intangible Assets                                                            2,421             –     2,421
 Capital Works in progress                                                    8,150             –     8,150
 Total Non-Current Asset Additions                                           11,862             –    11,862
                                                                    DIRECTORATE       TERRITORIAL    TOTAL
 ASSET DISPOSALS*                                                          $’000             $’000    $’000
 motor vehicles (leased through SG fleet)                                      338              –      338
 Total Property, Plant and Equipment Disposals                                 338              –      338
 Capital Works in progress                                                    2,499             –     2,499
 Total Non-Current Asset Additions                                            2,837             –     2,837

* the above figures represent the full year movements for the Directorate.




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      ASSetS mAIntenAnCe AnD upGRADe
      REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE OF DIRECTORATE ASSETS By        DIRECTORATE      PORTION OF
      CATEGORy                                                       $’000   ASSET vALuE %
      leasehold Improvements                                            11             1%
      motor vehicles (leased through SG fleet)                           9             1%
      plant and equipment                                               28             8%




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                                                                                                                                               PRIOR yEARS
                                                                                                                                                 2009–10                 CuRRENT yEAR 2010–11
                                                                                                     ORIGINAL REvISED                        PRIOR     PRIOR                                           TOTAL   TOTAL
                                                                                                      PROjECT PROjECT   ESTIMATED   ACTuAL yEAR’S     yEAR’S BuDGETED    REvISED  BuDGETED ACTuAL FINANCING SPEND
                                                                                                        vALuE   vALuE COMPLETION COMPLETION SPEND FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING ExPENDITuRE SPEND    TO DATE TO DATE
                                                                              PROjECT                    $’000   $’000       DATE      DATE $’000       $’000    $’000     $’000       $’000 $’000      $’000   $’000
                                                                              ACT Government Budget Funded Projects
                                                                              New Capital Works
                                                                              John Gorton                  –     280    Jun 2012                 –           –      –          280          280       27   280     27
                                                                              Drive extension to
                                                                              molonglo 2 and
                                                                              Group Centre
                                                                              molonglo 2 Water             –     150    Jun 2012                 –           –      –          150          150       25   150     25
                                                                              Supply, trunk Sewer
                                                                              and Stormwater
                                                                              Infrastructure
                                                                              lawson South               300     300    Jun 2011                 –           –     300         150          150      150   150    150
                                                                              – Relocation
                                                                              of power line
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                                                                              lawson South – Water       300       –    Sep 2011                 –           –     200           –              –     –     –       –
                                                                              quality Control pond
                                                                              molonglo – future          450     450    Jun 2011                 –           –     450         250          250      250   250    250
                                                                              Stormwater
                                                                              management
                                                                              molonglo – east-West       450     450    oct 2011                 –           –     250          20              20    14    20     14
                                                                              Arterial Road and
                                                                              extension of John
                                                                              Gorton Drive to




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                                                                              molonglo River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Section C13 includes information for the whole of the Directorate for the whole 2010–11 year.




                                                                              Gungahlin – town           300     300    Jun 2011                 –           –     300         300          300      180   300    180
                                                                              Centre Roads




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   312
                                                                                                                                                                         PRIOR yEARS
                                                                                                                                                                           2009–10                           CuRRENT yEAR 2010–11
                                                                                                          ORIGINAL REvISED                        PRIOR     PRIOR                                           TOTAL   TOTAL
                                                                                                           PROjECT PROjECT   ESTIMATED   ACTuAL yEAR’S     yEAR’S BuDGETED    REvISED  BuDGETED ACTuAL FINANCING SPEND
                                                                                                             vALuE   vALuE COMPLETION COMPLETION SPEND FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING ExPENDITuRE SPEND    TO DATE TO DATE
                                                                               PROjECT                        $’000   $’000       DATE      DATE $’000       $’000    $’000     $’000       $’000 $’000      $’000   $’000
                                                                               ACT Government Budget Funded Projects
                                                                               Scrivener Dam upgrade            350         350        Jun 2011                            –              –            350            350                350         58           350             58
                                                                               Woden valley                     250         250        Sep 2011                            –              –            150            100                100       100            100         100
                                                                               – Stormwater
                                                                               Retardation Basins
                                                                               Symonston                        300         300       may 2012                             –              –            200            100                100       102            100         102
                                                                               Arterial Road
                                                                               north Weston /                 5,000       5,000       nov 2012                             –              –          1,000               –                 –          –              –            –
                                                                               molonglo Stormwater
                                                                               harvesting Scheme
                                                                               Gungahlin –                    6,500       6,500       may 2012                             –              –          1,000               –                 –          –              –            –
                                                                               the valley ponds
                                                                               and Stormwater
                                                                               harvesting Scheme
                                                                               Capital upgrades
                                                                               Robertson house,                 165         165        Jun 2011                            –              –            165            165                165         30           165             30
                                                                               oaks estate
                                                                               Restoration and
                                                                               Interpretation
                                                                               Cargill’s Dairy Cottage,         150         150        Jun 2011                            –              –            150            150                150         68           150             68
                                                                               Causeway Restoration




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                                                                               and Interpretation
                                                                               tralee homestead                 165         165        Jun 2011                            –              –            165            165                165         11           165             11
                                                                               Restoration and
                                                                               Interpretation
                                                                               heritage Signage4                100         100        Jun 2011                            –              –            100            100                100         49           100             49
                                                                              4 heritage Signage includes Aboriginal Campsite at Black mountain peninsula, Charnwood homestead, Cricketers Arms hotel, emu Bank homestead, George henry Rottenberry’s farmhouse, kingston Guest
                                                                                house – printers quarters, Rosebud Apiary, Russell hill Camp and Weetangera homestead.
                                                                                                                                                                               PRIOR yEARS
                                                                                                                                                                                 2009–10                              CuRRENT yEAR 2010–11
                                                                                                          ORIGINAL REvISED                        PRIOR     PRIOR                                           TOTAL   TOTAL
                                                                                                           PROjECT PROjECT   ESTIMATED   ACTuAL yEAR’S     yEAR’S BuDGETED    REvISED  BuDGETED ACTuAL FINANCING SPEND
                                                                                                             vALuE   vALuE COMPLETION COMPLETION SPEND FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING ExPENDITuRE SPEND    TO DATE TO DATE
                                                                               PROjECT                        $’000   $’000       DATE      DATE $’000       $’000    $’000     $’000       $’000 $’000      $’000   $’000
                                                                               ACT Government Budget Funded Projects
                                                                               Ginninderra                        175          175         Jun 2011                              –                –            175             175                 175          41            175            41
                                                                               Blacksmith’s Workshop
                                                                               Improvements
                                                                               land Release                       334          334         Jun 2011                              –                –            334             334                 334        293             334           293
                                                                               Infrastructure
                                                                               Improvements
                                                                               valley homestead                     75          75        Sep 2011                               –                –             75               75                 75          24              75           24
                                                                               Ruins upgrades
                                                                               Works in Progress
                                                                               Accelerating                    13,870      13,870          oct 2011                           715              733         13,137            9,452               9,452      2,645          10,185          3,360
                                                                               Replacing Stormwater
                                                                               Drains with Wetlands
                                                                               (Dickson and
                                                                               lyneham ponds)


                                                                               Renewable energy                 1,000        1,000        may 2011                            583           1,000                 –            417                 417        285           1,000          8685
                                                                               technology Showcase
                                                                               heritage Signs                     100          100         Jun 2011                             29              28                –              72                 71          66            100            95
                                                                               heritage Signage –                   50          50         Jun 2011                               2               2               –              48                 48          48              50           50
                                                                               Acton precinct




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                                                                              5 Actual spend reflects three projects which have been completed and transferred to other ACt Government entities. the projects are solar panels for macarthur house car park, tidbinbilla visitor Centre,
                                                                                and Canberra Stadium.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             313
                                                                                                                                                                                         314
                                                                                                                                                PRIOR yEARS
                                                                                                                                                  2009–10                 CuRRENT yEAR 2010–11
                                                                                                      ORIGINAL REvISED                        PRIOR     PRIOR                                           TOTAL   TOTAL
                                                                                                       PROjECT PROjECT   ESTIMATED   ACTuAL yEAR’S     yEAR’S BuDGETED    REvISED  BuDGETED ACTuAL FINANCING SPEND
                                                                                                         vALuE   vALuE COMPLETION COMPLETION SPEND FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING ExPENDITuRE SPEND    TO DATE TO DATE
                                                                              PROjECT                     $’000   $’000       DATE      DATE $’000       $’000    $’000     $’000       $’000 $’000      $’000   $’000
                                                                              ACT Government Budget Funded Projects
                                                                              horse park Drive            500     500    Jun 2011               450       450        50          50              50    50   500     50
                                                                              extension from
                                                                              Amaroo to moncrieff
                                                                              Group Centre
                                                                              horse park Drive            300     300    Jun 2011               205       205        95          95              95    95   300    300
                                                                              Water quality Control
                                                                              pond
                                                                              mirrabei Drive              300     300    Jun 2011               205       205        95          95              95    95   300    300
                                                                              extension to horse
                                                                              park Drive
                                                                              kenny Water quality         300     300    Jun 2011               220       220        80          80              80    80   300    300
                                                                              Control pond
                                                                              future Water                500     500    Jun 2011               242       242       200         258            258    258   500    500
                                                                              management options
                                                                              – molonglo River
                                                                              urban Development           650     650    Jun 2011               497       500       150         150            153    151   650    630
                                                                              Sequence for
                                                                              Affordable housing –
                                                                              molonglo and north
                                                                              Weston
                                                                              urban Development           550     550    Jun 2011               418       395       155          95              91    77   490    495




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                                                                              Sequence for
                                                                              Affordable housing –
                                                                              environmental Impact
                                                                              Assessment molonglo
                                                                                                                                                 PRIOR yEARS
                                                                                                                                                   2009–10                 CuRRENT yEAR 2010–11
                                                                                                      ORIGINAL REvISED                        PRIOR     PRIOR                                           TOTAL   TOTAL
                                                                                                       PROjECT PROjECT   ESTIMATED   ACTuAL yEAR’S     yEAR’S BuDGETED    REvISED  BuDGETED ACTuAL FINANCING SPEND
                                                                                                         vALuE   vALuE COMPLETION COMPLETION SPEND FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING ExPENDITuRE SPEND    TO DATE TO DATE
                                                                              PROjECT                     $’000   $’000       DATE      DATE $’000       $’000    $’000     $’000       $’000 $’000      $’000   $’000
                                                                              ACT Government Budget Funded Projects
                                                                              urban Development           450      450    Jun 2011              157        153      297          297            293     280      450      437
                                                                              Sequence for
                                                                              Affordable housing
                                                                              – Concept plans
                                                                              Gungahlin
                                                                              east lake Sustainable      1,720    1,720   Jun 2011             1,207      1,241     360          329            363     221     1,570    1,444
                                                                              urban Renewal
                                                                              eastlake                    400      400    oct 2010              323        324        –           76              77     62      400      385
                                                                              environmental Site
                                                                              Assessment phase 2
                                                                              and 3
                                                                              Canberra Integrated        1,000    1,000   Jun 2011              400        400      600          207            207     207      607      607
                                                                              urban Water program
                                                                              kingston centre             200      200    Dec 2011              197        200        –            –               3      3      200      200
                                                                              planning project
                                                                              Dickson centre              110      110    Dec 2011              108        110        –            –               2      2      110      110
                                                                              planning project
                                                                              Completed Works
                                                                              heritage                    150      150    oct 2010              123        103        –           47              27     27      150      130
                                                                              Total ACT                 37,514   37,644                        6,081     6,511    20,583      14,632       14,646      6,074   20,726   11,683




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                                                                              Government Budget
                                                                              Funded Projects




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                                                                                                                                                                                          315
                                                                                                                                                                          316
                                                                                                                                               PRIOR yEARS
                                                                                                                                                 2009–10                 CuRRENT yEAR 2010–11
                                                                                                    ORIGINAL REvISED                        PRIOR     PRIOR                                           TOTAL   TOTAL
                                                                                                     PROjECT PROjECT   ESTIMATED   ACTuAL yEAR’S     yEAR’S BuDGETED    REvISED  BuDGETED ACTuAL FINANCING SPEND
                                                                                                       vALuE   vALuE COMPLETION COMPLETION SPEND FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING ExPENDITuRE SPEND    TO DATE TO DATE
                                                                              PROjECT                   $’000   $’000       DATE      DATE $’000       $’000    $’000     $’000       $’000 $’000      $’000   $’000
                                                                              Commonwealth Funded Projects
                                                                              Works in Progress
                                                                              Canberra Integrated     10,200   10,200   oct 2011             5,372      5,400       –           4,800     4,800     3,317    9,746    8,689
                                                                              urban Waterways
                                                                              Banksia Street            360      360    oct 2010               19        360        –            341        285      285      360      305
                                                                              Wetlands
                                                                              Commonwealth            10,560   10,560                        5,391     5,760                    5,141     5,085     3,602   10,106    8,994
                                                                              Funded Projects


                                                                              Other Projects
                                                                              Works in Progress
                                                                              Ground Water Bores        160      160     various              131        160        –              –            –             160      131
                                                                              Total Capital Works     48,074   48,204                      11,472     12,271    20,583      19,773       19,731     9,676   30,832   20,677




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2010–11 CApItAl WoRkS ReConCIlIAtIon
RECONCILIATION CuRRENT yEAR FINANCING                                         $,000
total financing                                                               19,773
less:    Commonwealth funded projects                                         -5,141
         Government payment for outputs (Gpo) funded projects                 -2,193
         Capital Injections to be Rolled over into 2011–12                    -7,680
         Capital Injections for the period 1 July 2010 to 16 may 2011         -3,121
Add:     prior Year Accrual                                                      97
Capital Injection from Government per Cash flow Statement                     1,735


RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL CuRRENT yEAR ACTuAL ExPENDITuRE – AGAINST FINANCING
total Current Capital Works expenditure                                        9,676
                                                                                       317
less:    expenditure for Commonwealth funded projects                         -3,602
         Gpo funded projects                                                  -1,315
         Capital Injections for the period 1 July 2010 to 16 may 2011         -3,121
Add:     prior Year Accruals                                                     97
Capital Injection from Government per Cash flow Statement                     1,735


RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL CuRRENT yEAR ACTuAL ExPENDITuRE
total Current Capital Works expenditure                                        9,676
less:    expenditure relating to the period 1 July 2010 to 16 may 2011
          – Capital Injection funded projects                                 -3,121
          – Gpo funded projects                                               -2,193
          – Commonwealth funded projects                                      -1,565
Add:     prior Year Accruals                                                     97
purchase of property, plant and equipment as per Cash flow Statement          2,894



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      C14 – GoveRnment ContRACtInG
                                                                   APPROvAL       FINANCIAL
                                                                   DATE (DATE          yEAR
                                 DESCRIPTION AND REASON            CONTRACT     ExPENDITuRE    PROCuREMENT
      NAME                       FOR CONTRACT                      LET)                   $           TyPE
      output 1.1 environment protection and Water
      micromex Research          Wood heater telephone Survey oct 10                  39,400           Select
      ActewAGl Distribution      Water meter Data logging          Aug 10             17,177     Single Select
                                 Services
      university of Canberra     provision of Research Services    mar 10             54,631     open tender
                                 for Assessing Water quality of
318                              ACt Rivers
      parsons Brinckerhoff       Civic petrol plume                mar 09            143,995     Single Select
      Australia pty ltd1         Remediation project
      ouput 1.2 Water energy and Waste
      Ronald George              project management Support        Sep 09             20,538     Single Select
      Dempsey                    – ACt Salt Reduction project
      Anthroterra pty ltd        manufacture and                   feb 11             49,200      quotations
                                 Characterisation of Biochar
                                 from ACt feedstocks
      Inovact Consulting         provision of a consultant to      Jun 10             54,240      quotations
      pty ltd                    conduct an analysis of barriers
                                 to recycling and resource
                                 recovery by business –
                                 small scale organisations
      Blue environment           provision of a consultant to      Jun 10             35,420      quotations
      pty ltd                    conduct an analysis of barriers
                                 to recycling and resource
                                 recovery by business – large
                                 scale organisations
      uRS Aust pty ltd           provision of Services for a       Jun 10             59,880           Select
                                 prefeasibility thermal Study
      Sinclair knight merz       Study into the Implication        mar 11             54,431      quotations
      pty ltd                    of Increasing the Supply of
                                 non-potable Water through
                                 Recycling and Re-use in the
                                 ACt – Scoping and project
                                 management
      Strategic economics        Advice on the ACt Sustainable     oct 10             63,400     Single Select
      Consulting Group           energy policy
      Strategic economics        provision of Advice on large      Apr 11             21,818     Single Select
      Consulting Group2          Scale Solar Generation
      heuris partners pty ltd3   provision of Consultancy Advice   Jan 11            158,426     Single Select
                                 on the ACt Solar power Auction
      kpmG                       engaging a consultant to        nov 09              166,055           Select
                                 develop a Cost Benefit Analysis
                                 and Business Case for the ACt
                                 Salt Reduction project


      envIRonment AnD SuStAInABle Development DIReCtoRAte | AnnuAl RepoRt 2010–11
                                                                       APPROvAL               FINANCIAL
                                                                       DATE (DATE                  yEAR
                                 DESCRIPTION AND REASON                CONTRACT             ExPENDITuRE             PROCuREMENT
 NAME                            FOR CONTRACT                          LET)                           $                    TyPE
 output 1.3 Climate Change and natural environment
 YWCA of Canberra                Assistance in the Water and           Jan 11                         20,000             Single Select
                                 energy Savings in the territory
                                 plus program
 prime Industries                Delivery of the Residential           Jun 10                         41,675             open tender
                                 toiletSmart and toiletSmart
                                 plus program
 enviroag Australia              ACt food Waste processing –           Jun 10                         17,611              quotations
 pty ltd                         Compost handbook
 price Waterhouse                Investigation of the Conservator oct 10                              44,800                   Select
 Coopers                         of flora and fauna’s Approval
                                 Roles and functions                                                                                     319
 Aurecon Australia               Risk Review of the ACt energy         Jun 10                         28,756             Single Select
 pty ltd                         Wise program

 Basis Design pty ltd            Creation of ACt Biodiversity          Jan 10                         50,400             Single Select
                                 Assessment and offsetting tool

 Connection Research             provision of the 2011                 mar 11                         54,438                   Select
 Services pty ltd                Sustainability Study
 Susan kontos                    provision of services for             feb 10                        102,182             open tender
                                 the GardenSmart program
 environmental                   Small Business energy and             may 11                         16,364             open tender
 Resource management             Water efficiency program
 Australia pty ltd               research
 Geoff Butler and                provision of water Audits             oct 10                         15,909             Single Select
 Associates                      and Report services
 uRS Aust pty ltd4               final Development of                  Apr 11                         96,801             Single Select
                                 IrrigationSmart program
 Blue environment                evaluation of ACtSmart                Dec 10                         21,864              quotations



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 pty ltd                         Business and office programs
 pitt & Sherry5                  Weathering the Change Action          Jan 11                        147,191             Single Select
                                 Plan 2 Development
 Sustainability Advice           provision of energy efficiency        Apr 10                        485,872             Single Select
 team6                           Audits, education and
                                 Retrofitting for West plus
                                 and outreach programs
 2B Advertising &                provision of a Communications nov 10                                 39,628                   Select
 Design                          Awareness and marketing
                                 Strategy Supporting the
                                 feed-in tariff Stage 2 Campaign
 kandream Digital                Business and office Waste             Apr 10                         78,450                   Select
 Studios pty ltd                 management Campaign

Reasons for use of Single Select Tender procurement process for contract of value greater than $100,000.
Output 1.1                                                           Output 1.3
1 Specialist expertise.                                              4 limited number of suitably qualified providers.
Output 1.2                                                           5 limited number of suitably qualified providers.
2 limited number of suitably qualified providers.                    6 limited number of suitably qualified providers.
3 limited number of suitably qualified providers.


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      Smaller contracts for external sources of labour and services awarded to the same
      contractor which, in total, exceed $20,000 (GST exclusive)

                                                                               FINANCIAL yEAR
       NAME                                                                     ExPENDITuRE $
       output 1.1 environment protection and Water                      
       Westlab Supplies                                                                    26,843
       ecowise                                                                            206,279
       Corporate express*                                                                   7,347
       Ricoh*                                                                               9,958
       Adcorp                                                                              30,070
       American express*                                                                   16,390
       output 1.2 Water, energy and Waste                               
320    Corporate express*                                                                   3,967
       Ricoh*                                                                               9,305
       energetics                                                                           7,069
       Adcorp*                                                                             11,067
       American express*                                                                   27,374
       output 1.3 Climate Change and natural environment                
       Corporate express*                                                                  12,006
       pizzeys patent and trademark                                                        52,624
       Signs letters lines                                                                 38,973
       Chandris pty ltd                                                                    37,434
       Greenleigh Software pty ltd                                                         31,202
       Seq Catchments ltd                                                                  24,425
       energetics                                                                          14,200
       Jacaranda educational Supplies                                                      20,562
       Source Seperation Systems pty ltd                                                   20,122
       heuris partners pty ltd                                                             15,754
       Adcorp*                                                                            194,943
       hays Specialist Recruitment Australia pty ltd*                                      31,523
       American express*                                                                   63,978
       Corporate                                                        
       Corporate express*                                                                  14,934
       Ricoh*                                                                              18,972
       Adcorp*                                                                              9,378
       American express*                                                                   24,987
       hays Specialist Recruitment Australia pty ltd*                                      49,719

      * Whole of Government contracts exist.




      envIRonment AnD SuStAInABle Development DIReCtoRAte | AnnuAl RepoRt 2010–11
C15 – CommunItY GRAntS/
ASSIStAnCe/SponSoRShIp
During the reporting year the Directorate provided 19 environment Grants amounting to a total
of $225,289, 24 heritage grants totalling $342,211, two climate change grants totalling $99,673,
three community energy grants totalling $68,954, four outreach program grants totalling
$1,000,000, three community partnership payments to provide operational support of $331,000 and
three sponsorship payments to a total value of $111,205.


CommunItY GRAntS
                                                                                                                 321
 GROuP                           AMOuNT      PROjECT / OuTCOMES
 environment grants
 A Chorus of Women                 $12,000   Canberra Conversations – community engagement events on
                                             topics relating to climate change and sustainability
 ACt electric vehicle Council      $16,000   ACt electric vehicle open Day – field day to promote
                                             alternative transport
 Belconnen model Aero Club          $3,700   Crace Grassland Restoration – consolidation and maintenance
                                             of grasslands
 Canberra organic Growers          $11,500   Developing Community Gardens in the ACt – conference on
 Society Inc                                 community gardening
 Canberra ornithologists Group      $8,900   ACt Grassy Woodlands (threatened) Species Bird monitoring
                                             project – bird survey to understand bird behaviour with changes
                                             in habitat
 Conservation Council ACt           $6,085   expansion of the Bush on the Boundary Groups – establishment
 Region Inc                                  of groups at Jerrabomberra-eastlake and in the tuggeranong valley
 Conservation volunteers            $5,131   tidbinbilla A to z – a 32-page book promoting the tidbinbilla
                                             nature Reserve and aimed at young children



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 Ginninderra Catchment Group       $18,890   Restoring native Grasses to the understory of the pinnacle
                                             – research project studying nutrient levels for the improved
                                             restoration of box-gum grassy woodlands
 Greening Australia Capital        $19,800   Supporting our Schools, naturally – expansion of school
 Region                                      engagement in native plant propagation and planting events
 Greening Australia Capital         $8,000   What farmers Want forum – forum for landholders, bringing
 Region                                      together farmers, policy officers, researchers and extension
                                             workers focusing on what farmers need to be more sustainable
                                             in their use of the land
 lions Youth haven                 $10,000   trees in trouble – partnership between children at risk and the
                                             community focusing on protecting trees in paddocks
 molonglo Catchment Group          $14,250   molonglo Bush on the Boundary – establishment of a Bush on the
                                             Boundary Group for the molonglo valley, including community
                                             engagement, communications and monitoring plans
 molonglo Catchment Group           $6,131   Reprint of Biodiversity education materials – reprinting of the
                                             Glove Box Guide to Water plants in the ACt, the molonglo
                                             Catchment Weed Information pack and the Glove Box
                                             Guide to frogs of the ACt and Region
 molonglo Catchment Group          $15,000   Seeing Grasslands – photographic exhibition to promote grasslands

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      GROuP                               AMOuNT     PROjECT / OuTCOMES
      See-Change Inc                       $10,000   2020 vision: how Will We Change? – education project to
                                                     encourage young people to develop their vision for the ACt
                                                     in 2020, to include roadshows to be taken to schools
      Southern ACt Catchment               $20,000   ACt Community Weed Control Assistance – strategic weed
      Group                                          control assistance to ACt rural landholders and community
                                                     landcare through training and a weed spray trailer
      Southern ACt Catchment               $10,000   Brindabella Banding – support to continue long-term volunteer
      Group                                          monitoring of birds and mammals in the Brindabella Ranges
      Southern tablelands                  $16,058   Growing our natural and Cultural Capital, Stage 2 of the Southern
      ecosystems park Inc                            tableland ecosystems park project – development of a master
                                                     plan, community planting day and monitoring workshop for the
                                                     Step at the Canberra International Arboretum
      orana Steiner School                 $13,844   Wastebusters – to provide waste stations manned by volunteers
                                                     who will assist the public attending major outdoor events to
                                                     make informed choices when they are disposing of their waste
322
      Total                               $225,289
      heritage grants
      michelle fulton                      $28,900   ‘Conservation management plan for Well Station’
      elizabeth Burness                     $5,867   publication of ‘pages of early Canberra history’
      Canberra & District historical        $6,600   online historical photo collection of ‘Seeing Canberra’s Stories’
      Society Inc.
      narrabundah prefabs history          $10,000   publication of ‘homes for the Workers’
      Group
      edwin Braggett                        $5,274   publication of a Anglican history Book
      kirsty Guster                        $20,140   A collection of video and audio stories about the ‘Sunken Stories
                                                     from old Acton’
      Southern ACt Catchment Group          $4,000   publication of ‘World of tidbinbilla’
      theatre organ Society                 $9,800   Albert hall theatre organ Works – pedal pipe extension
                                                     to Compton organ
      Australian national university       $10,000   Art Deco heritage Walks/Drives – Self guided Art Deco
                                                     heritage trails
      mr terry Birtles                     $10,000   publication of a Biography of Charles Scrivener
      Conservation volunteers               $5,031   publication of ‘tidbinbilla A–z’
      Australia
      Australian Garden history             $8,950   Digitisation of Records for the Yarralumla nursery.
      Association Inc.
      national trust of Australia (ACt)    $12,052   northern Centenary Border Walks – Self guided Border walks
      Conservation volunteers               $4,000   Condition Report for an Aboriginal Scarred tree
      Australia
      Arthur Wilks                          $7,200   publication of ‘A history of table tennis in Canberra & Region’
      Stepwise heritage & tourism          $18,336   namadgi Rock Art Conservation project – Conservation
                                                     management plan Stage 3
      Sweet Water productions (ACt)        $30,000   ‘At home in the high Country’ – Australian Alps history DvD
      pty ltd
      Reid korean uniting Church           $16,825   Restoration Works
      Conservation Council ACt Region       $5,561   publication of ‘Gungahlin’s treasures’
      Carousel organ Restoration            $8,500   Carousel organ music restoration – original Book music restoration
      Group (CoRG)


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GROuP                           AMOuNT      PROjECT / OuTCOMES
Retired ACt transport              $8,175   ‘fares please’ Stage 2 – 10 oral histories
employees Club Inc.
heritage Advisory Service         $25,000   provides one hour of free heritage and architectural advice for
                                            prospective heritage purchasers and/or owners of heritage
                                            places intending to alter or update their properties
Canberra & Region heritage        $75,000   Annual heritage festival – A community celebration of the ACt’s
festival                                    Indigenous, historic and natural heritage.
heritage emergency fund            $7,000   emergency funding availability – to set aside funding for urgent
                                            requests to protect and conserve heritage places and/or objects
                                            that may arise between formal funding rounds
Total                           $342,211
Climate Change Grants
See-Change                        $21,800   A festival of Young Ideas – this project engages young people in
                                            developing ideas for a carbon-neutral Canberra.
                                                                                                                 323
See-Change                        $77,873   Community Solar Consortium – this project supports community
                                            involvement in generation of renewable energy.
Total                            $99,673
Community energy Grants
Canberra City Band Inc            $23,500   the funding provided for the installations of a 5.4kW
                                            photovoltaic system.
Goodwin Aged Care Services        $22,727   the funding provided for the installation of a 4.2kW
Inc                                         photovoltaic system.
St margaret’s uniting Church      $22,727   the funding provided for the installation of a 4kW
of Australia                                photovoltaic system.
Total                            $68,954
outreach program payments
Belconnen Community              $250,000   the outreach program provides eligible low income households
Service Inc                                 with some or all of the following assistance: new, energy and
                                            water-efficient appliances to replace old, inefficient appliances;
                                            a home energy efficiency assessment; and a retrofit to improve
                                            the energy and water efficiency of households.



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Communities @ Work ltd           $250,000   the outreach program provides eligible low income households
                                            with some or all of the following assistance: new, energy and
                                            water-efficient appliances to replace old, inefficient appliances;
                                            a home energy efficiency assessment; and a retrofit to improve
                                            the energy and water efficiency of households.
northside Community              $250,000   the outreach program provides eligible low income households
Service Inc                                 with some or all of the following assistance: new, energy and
                                            water-efficient appliances to replace old, inefficient appliances;
                                            a home energy efficiency assessment; and a retrofit to improve
                                            the energy and water efficiency of households.
St vincent De paul Society       $250,000   the outreach program provides eligible low income households
Gungahlin                                   with some or all of the following assistance: new, energy and
                                            water-efficient appliances to replace old, inefficient appliances;
                                            a home energy efficiency assessment; and a retrofit to improve
                                            the energy and water efficiency of households.
Total                          $1,000,000




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      CommunItY pARtneRShIpS
      RECIPIENT                        AMOuNT     PROjECT DESCRIPTION
      Canberra environment and         $101,000   As part of the partnership, the Canberra environment and
      Sustainability Resource Centre              Sustainability Resource Centre will assist in environmental
                                                  policy development, community engagement, research
                                                  analysis and information and develop partnerships with
                                                  government and the private sector to improve environmental
                                                  outcomes for the ACt.
      Conservation Council of          $134,000   As part of the partnership, the Conservation Council will
      the Southeast Region and                    assist in environmental policy development, community
      Canberra Inc                                engagement, research analysis and information and develop
                                                  partnerships with government and the private sector to
                                                  improve environmental outcomes for the ACt.
      See-Change Inc                    $96,000   As part of the partnership, See-Change will assist in
                                                  environmental policy development, community engagement,
324                                               research analysis and information and develop partnerships
                                                  with government and the private sector to improve
                                                  environmental outcomes for the ACt.
      Total                            $331,000




      SponSoRShIpS
      RECIPIENT                        AMOuNT     PROjECT DESCRIPTION
      All-energy events pty ltd         $15,750   All energy Conference
                                                  the conference included sessions on a range of issues related
                                                  to clean energy, including technology, clean coal, energy policy,
                                                  geothermal energy, the built environment and electric vehicles.


      national Business leaders         $50,000   national Business leaders forum 2011
      forum on Sustainable                        the annual national Business leaders forum is one of the
      Development ltd                             pre-eminent business events examining issues around
                                                  sustainability. It allows corporate executives to engage with
                                                  leaders from government, science and the academic world
                                                  to discuss how they can help business move towards a low
                                                  carbon future. the forum allowed the ACt to share many of its
                                                  sustainable initiatives with those present as well as learning
                                                  from them.
      the Australian and new            $45,455   Solar 2010
      zealand Solar energy Society                the AuSeS annual conference brings together professionals
      ltd                                         from all energy-related sectors, from Australia and overseas,
                                                  to meet and exchange new ideas, and discuss the latest
                                                  developments in the area of clean energy technologies, solar
                                                  energy in particular.
                                                  this 2010 conference was a major opportunity for researchers
                                                  and policy makers in the subjects related to renewable energy
                                                  sustainability and application to mix with other scientists and
                                                  industrialists.
      Total                            $111,205




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C16 – TERRiToRY RECoRDS ACT 2002
the Directorate actively promotes its Records management policy and associated guidelines to all
staff via the intranet. With the establishment of the Directorate, an electronic Document management
System (used by ACtplA) is being rolled out across the Directorate as a whole.
the Directorate remains compliant with the Territory Records Act 2002 in relation to titling and the
disposal of files and maintains a service level agreement established with ACt Records Services.
In-house and whole-of-Government records management training opportunities are available to
all employees and are actively promoted by the Directorate. In the past reporting year training has
been provided on electronic Storage management and Document management. In addition to
formal training, staff members are provided with one-on-one training if requested.
feedback from staff members has indicated that training has been beneficial, and the increased
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understanding of records management across the Directorate is demonstrated through improved
naming conventions, increased volume of records on objective and reduction of alternative
storage methods.
the Directorate is represented on the territory Records officers forum.




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      C17 – HUmAN RiGHTS ACT 2004
      the Human Rights Act 2004 commenced on 1 July 2004. from that date all public officials have a duty
      to interpret legislation under which they operate consistently with human rights, unless the territory
      law clearly authorises otherwise.


      eDuCAtIon AnD tRAInInG
      the Directorate encourages staff to attend training provided by the human Rights Commission by
      including these sessions in the Directorate’s training calendar.
      Information material from the human Rights Commission is made available to staff via visual displays
      in the ministerial and Corporate area, at induction sessions and distributed regularly.
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      In the past reporting year staff members attended training on Bullying and harassment in the
      Workplace and Dealing with misconduct and Inappropriate Behaviour in the Workplace.


      lIAISon
      the Directorate consulted with the human Rights unit (Justice and Community Safety Directorate)
      in regards to Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Amendment Act 2010, Water Resources
      Amendment Act 2010, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010 and the Plastic Shopping
      Bag Ban Act 2010, and were issued with Compatibility Statements. Regular consultation with the
      human Rights unit occurs in relation to proposed Bills and legislative amendments.


      RevIeW
      the Directorate is currently reviewing the Nature Conservation Act 1980 and the Environment Protection
      Act 1997. the human Rights unit will be involved during the review process.




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C18 – CommISSIoneR foR
the envIRonment
the Directorate continues its strong working relationship with the Commissioner for the environment
(the Commissioner), Dr maxine Cooper, and her office.
As discussed in section A2 of this report, the Directorate also provides human resources,
corporate and finance support to the oCSe.


Input Into StAte of the envIRonment RepoRtInG
State of the environment reporting is a requirement of the ACt Commissioner for the Environment
Act 1993 and the Commissioner undertakes a State of the environment Report every four years.                    327
In 2010–11, the Directorate provided significant data to the Commissioner in developing the next
State of the environment Report. the State of environment Reporting 2011 reporting framework is
using a new reporting framework and set of indicators for reporting. 


SuppoRt foR the CommISSIoneR’S onGoInG InquIRIeS
AnD InveStIGAtIonS
the Directorate continues to support the Commissioner’s inquiries and investigations. the Directorate
provided input to the Commissioner’s investigation into the Government’s tree management practices and
the renewal of Canberra’s urban forest. the final report on this investigation was released on 30 march 2011.
the Government has not yet responded to this report.
Similarly, the Directorate provided comments on a number of reports commissioned by the
Commissioner as part the investigation into Canberra Nature Park, the molonglo River Corridor and
Googong Foreshores.


upDAteS on StAtuS of ReCommenDAtIonS

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the Directorate provides the Commissioner with updates on progress with the implementation
of the Commissioner’s recommendations from completed reports and inquiries. these updates
are incorporated into the Commissioner’s annual report.


RevIeW of the CommiSSioNER FoR ENviRoNmENT ACT 1993
the Directorate received the Commissioner’s report Expanded Role of the office of the office of the
Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment in September 2009. this report recommended
a number of amendments to the Commissioner for Environment Act 1993. the Governing the
city state (hawke Review) also provided recommendations on the role and function of the Commissioner.




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      C19 – ACt multICultuRAl StRAteGY
      the ACT multicultural Strategy 2010–2013 articulates the Government’s vision that “the ACt is recognised
      as a leader in multicultural affairs and human rights”. the Canberra community is fortunate in that it is
      both enriched and strengthened by its diverse and multicultural population.


      InteRCultuRAl hARmonY AnD RelIGIouS ACCeptAnCe
      the Directorate strongly promotes cultural and religious acceptance both internally and in its dealings
      with the ACt community.
      the members of staff within the Directorate represent a range of culturally and linguistically diverse
      backgrounds and a range of religious backgrounds. In addition, the Directorate has Workplace Diversity
328   contact officers who act as a first point of contact for diversity information for employees, and as a first
      point of contact for employees who feel that they are being subjected to discrimination or harassment,
      or that they may be accused of such behaviour.

      Chinese delegation
      on 24–25 november 2010, senior officers of the Directorate met seven Chinese municipal government
      officials who were participating in an AusAID Australian leadership Awards-fellowships program.
      the main purpose of this delegation was to gain understanding and expertise of local environmental
      management and climate change mitigation strategies.
      on 15 December 2010, the Directorate also met a 20 person delegation from China. the delegation
      sought to explore examples of ACt Government’s community engagement strategies.
      on both occasions, the delegations indicated that their visit in Canberra had proved to be valuable for
      their future programs.


      ChIlDRen AnD YounG people
      the Directorate understands that engaging with children and young people is a critical component
      to ensure sustainability issues are effectively addressed both in the present and the future. to that end,
      the Directorate has organised events and developed relationships that encourage children and young
      people to take an interest in sustainability.




      The Directorate supports increasing environmental awareness for children through grant programs and the
      ACT Australian Sustainable Schools initiative.
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Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative ACT
the Directorate manages the highly successful Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative ACt
(AuSSI ACt) which helps schools work towards a sustainable future.

Wetlands Curriculum Launch
the urban Waterways program worked with AuSSI ACt and the education and training Directorate
to produce the wetlands education curriculum Understanding Canberra’s wetlands: a school curriculum
program for the study of the constructed wetlands. the curriculum is aimed at students from pre-school
to Year 10 and was launched in July 2010 at the o’Connor Cooperative School. A professional
development session and a tour of the inner north wetlands was held for teachers in September 2010.

Banksia Street Wetland Activities
Staff from the urban Waterways program worked with turner primary School to deliver wetland
activities at the Banksia Street Wetlands. Students visited the wetland in September and november
2010 and participated in planting and Waterwatch tasks. In march 2010 Black mountain Girl Guides
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took part in planting, Waterwatch activities and creating designs for clay tiles.

Dickson and Lyneham Wetlands
the urban Waterways Coordinator visited Daramalan, Blue Gum School and north Ainslie primary
School to discuss the development of wetlands in the inner north. over 100 north Ainslie primary
students from Years 1 and 2 visited the wetland in may and June 2011.

The valley Ponds, Gungahlin
urban Waterways program officers worked collaboratively with Burgmann Anglican School and
Gungahlin College regarding the proposed valley ponds in Gungahlin. In 2010, officers attended
a presentation by Year 7 students about their proposals for the wetland. In may 2011, officers
met with the Year 11 ‘green team’ to discuss the concepts of integrating environmental projects
associated with the valley ponds into the Year 12 curriculum.


olDeR people
the Directorate works to engage our senior community across Canberra to ensure that older people


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have access to sustainability topics and information disseminated by the ACt Government.

Retirement and Lifestyle Expo
from 27–29 may 2011, the Directorate participated in the Retirement & lifestyle expo at the exhibition
park in Canberra, attended by approximately 12,000 people. A great range of information booklets
were provided to assist older Canberrans to live greener and smarter.

Programs for older Canberrans
Between february and June 2011 the Directorate ran a specific radio campaign to encourage seniors to
utilise the toiletSmart programs. pensioner Concession Card holders are eligible to receive one free toilet
suite and one free water-efficient showerhead under the toiletSmart and toiletSmart plus programs.
the programs provided by the Directorate to encourage water and energy efficiency and waste
reduction are open to all members of the community, including older people.




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      C20 – ABoRIGInAl AnD
      toRReS StRAIt ISlAnDeR RepoRtInG
      the Directorate recognises the importance of a longer-term commitment to an active Indigenous
      partnership with relationships built on mutual respect.


      ACt nAtuRAl ReSouRCe mAnAGement CounCIl
      the Directorate supports the operation of the ACt natural Resource management (nRm) Council,
      which provides community leadership and guidance on ACt and Australian Government investments
      in natural resource management in the territory. the Council aims to communicate and share knowledge
330   as well as connect the community with their environmental heritage.
      the nRm Council, in collaboration with the ACt Government and the Commonwealth, demonstrates its
      commitment to Aboriginal engagement in natural resource management, through the employment of
      an Indigenous natural Resource management facilitator. this commitment is an important vehicle for
      reconciliation, economic development, community development and achieving improvements to the
      environment.

      understanding the Land through the Eyes of the Ngunnawal People
      the Directorate, the ACt nRm Council, the education and training Directorate and the ngunnawal
      community have developed the Understanding the Land through the Eyes of the Ngunnawal People –
      A Natural Resource management Program for ACT Schools – a first of its kind curriculum which supports
      the teaching of local Aboriginal natural resource management in ACt schools from preschool to
      year 10. the program includes a booklet for teachers providing guidance in delivering this knowledge
      in the classroom; a DvD including interviews with ngunnawal knowledge holders and traditional
      owners, and information on ngunnawal natural resource management practices. Since the launch of
      the curriculum package, a professional Development Day was held with 65 teachers from across the
      Government, Catholic and Independent schools sectors, which provided support to teachers to deliver
      the package. Work is currently underway in the education and training Directorate to align the package
      to the new Australian Curriculum.

      Caring for the Cotter Project
      In August 2010, the ACt natural Resource management Council, hosted within the Directorate won a
      grant of $877,000 from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative for the Caring for the
      Cotter Catchment project. the project, which commenced in December 2010, employs four Aboriginal
      trainees, who with an experienced supervisor, form the Yurung Dhaura Aboriginal land management
      team. they are undertaking environmental restoration in the Cotter Catchment and receiving training in
      Conservation and land management at the Canberra Institute of technology. the team is also working
      with ngunnawal elders and other local Aboriginal traditional knowledge holders to document their
      knowledge of the use of the catchment and biodiversity conservation. the team is employed by the
      Directorate and hosted within the territory and municipal Services Directorate under an mou between
      the two directorates. the project will finish in June 2013.




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ACt heRItAGe unIt
the ACt heritage unit in conjunction with the ACt heritage Council have facilitated numerous heritage
projects, including coordinating and producing Aboriginal heritage interpretative sites throughout the
ACt, to recognise and promote the history of Aboriginal occupation and culture in the ACt.


GuBuR DhAuRA
Construction on Gubur Dhaura (Red hill ochre quarry) began in June 2011, to transform the
Aboriginal and european heritage site to a community park whilst recognising the heritage values and
history of the park and surrounding areas. the Directorate has been in partnership with the economic
Development Directorate, Redbox Design Group, Representative Aboriginal organisations (RAos) and
Wellspring environmental Art and Design to modernise the park and insert heritage signage with
minimal impact to the site. Construction will be completed in late 2011.


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In 2009, a series of scarred trees were recognised and surveyed by heritage consultant, Biosis Research,
in the suburb of Crace. CIC Australia consulted with the RAos and the ACt heritage unit on methods of
protecting the nominated trees and acknowledging the Aboriginal significance to the area. the planned
outcome is a number of heritage parks to be erected within Crace with Aboriginal interpretation
describing the significance to the local traditional custodians.


foRDe noRth ponDS
CIC Australia is managing the development of forde north in an area that has considerable archaeological
and cultural significance. CIC Australia appointed JeA urban planning and landscape Architecture to
construct a park with a number of ponds and heritage signage. CIC Australia and JeA urban planning
and landscape Architecture are in negotiations with the ACt heritage unit and the RAos on heritage
interpretative methods to promote the site and the links to surrounding areas that are culturally significant,
including mulligans flat nature Reserve, Goorooyarroo nature Reserve and Gubur Dhaura.


nAmADGI RoCk ARt ConSeRvAtIon pRoJeCt

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Stepwise heritage and tourism received an ACt heritage Grant in 2008 to conduct a Conservation
management plan (Cmp) on the seven rock art sites in namadgi national park. the Cmp is a three year
program which included workshops relating to analysing the sites, Aboriginal interpretation and
promotion and management of the sites. RAos and members of the united ngunnawal elders Council
(uneC), together with officers from the Directorate and territory and municipal Services Directorate,
developed skills and also developed an agreement on how to further manage the heritage sites which
is described in the Cmp.




This axe grinding site is one of many Aboriginal
heritage sites across the Territory.



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      C21 – eColoGICAllY SuStAInABle
      Development
      AGenCY opeRAtIonS
      the former DeCCeW functions of the Directorate are centralised, located in two floors of the South Wing
      of macarthur house, lyneham. the heritage and transport planning units spent the full 2010–11 year
      in the macarthur house tower and their data has been included in the territory and municipal Services
      Directorate (tAmSD) Annual Report.
      the Directorate is leading work across Government to ensure continual improvement in embedding
      sustainability into government operations and decisions.
332   most work is undertaken internally, however some staff are required to do field work in the course of
      their duties.
      this year, the Directorate continued to implement its Resource management plan for 2010–11,
      which sets directions for better environmental practice within the organisation. the plan focuses on:
      •	 gaining accurate data on the Directorate’s use of energy, water and waste;
      •	 working with the building owner (ACt property Group) for base building efficiencies; and
      •	 improving our performance as a tenant.
      the Directorate enhanced the scope of its Green team, to include responsibility for both ACtSmart
      office accreditation and resource use monitoring and communications. Achievements of the Green
      team include:
      •	 establishing a terms of reference, regular meetings and a presence on the Directorate intranet page;
      •	 establishing a system to track and analyse resource use during the financial year, where possible;
      •	 presentations, by the Green team, to staff through the lunchtime Seminar series and at all
         induction sessions for new staff;
      •	 incorporating graduates into the activities of the Green team; and
      •	 communicating key messages to staff about efficient energy use, paper use and sustainable
         transport options.
      one of the future priorities of the Green team is to support the preparation of a new eSDD Resource
      management plan, once accommodation of the new Directorate is determined.

      Transport
      the Directorate is responsible for a total of 16 vehicles:
      •	 environment protection and Water Regulation branch undertakes a significant amount of work in
         the field and operates a fleet of eight vehicles;
      •	 the Directorate also manages a central pool of three vehicles for macarthur house staff use
         (together with the territory and municipal Services Directorate); and
      •	 five vehicles are operated by the Conservation planning and Research area, located at Crace.
      Seven vehicles operate on petrol (including three hybrid vehicles) and nine operate on diesel. the total
      average petrol consumption per month is 0.63 kl and the total average diesel consumption per month
      is 1.09 kl.


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Directorate staff were encouraged to reduce the use of cars for work travel by combining meetings, car
pooling or by choosing a more sustainable means of transport, such as public transport or riding a fleet
bicycle. Additionally, the Directorate has increased the number of fuel-efficient vehicles in the fleet.
the Directorate has a fleet of eight bicycles for staff use for travel to meetings and other work events.
the number of trips taken in the reporting year using the Directorate’s bike fleet was 439, with
estimated kilometres travelled of 1,637km. procedures and guidelines are in place for use of the
bicycles and road safety. five training sessions were held in 2010–11 (with 33 participants), which have
received very positive feedback, supporting the culture shift within the Directorate towards more
active forms of transport.
the Directorate participated in ‘Ride to Work Day’ in october 2010. In collaboration with neighbouring
buildings and ABC local radio, a breakfast was held for cyclists in order to encourage public awareness
of the event. Despite the wet weather, this event was a success. the Directorate won the ACt award in
the ‘100–250 employees category’ for the Ride to Work national Workplace Challenge.
the Directorate is monitoring its air travel and taxi use and is exploring options to offset the
greenhouse gas emissions resulting from these forms of transport.
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Energy use
Smart meters installed in macarthur house allowed the Directorate to accurately monitor electricity
consumption at a range of scales. the Directorate collected 12 months of electricity data in line with
nABeRS energy tenancy rating requirements. Smart meter data was provided on a regular basis to the
Green team and the executive as an attachment to financial reports.
one of the commitments under the Directorate’s Resource management plan 2010–11 is a target of a
20 per cent reduction by 30 June 2011 in the Directorate’s average monthly energy consumption as
compared with the baseline energy use established in 2009–10. Smart meter data from the macarthur
house Annex indicates a reduction from 10,751 kWh/month in June 2010, to 9,231 kWh/month in
June 2011, a 16 per cent reduction. While this reduction did not meet the target established in the
Resource management plan, it is still a significant reduction when considered in the context of a
significant increase in the number of staff during 2010–11.




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The Directorate supported Tropfest by providing GreenPower.

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      the Directorate continued to progress meeting its obligations as a signatory to CitySwitch Green office,
      a national tenant energy management program. participation in the program facilitates the integration
      of energy savings and behaviour change to reduce energy consumption in office operations.
      In mid 2010, the Directorate identified that the use of standby modes on office appliances, including
      computers and peripherals, was a significant contributor to the Directorate’s electricity consumption.
      Staff members were asked to make it a habit to turn off computers when not in use and at the end of
      each day; adjusting some equipment to automated ‘shut-down’ settings and to checking that all office
      equipment was turned off during weekends and holiday periods. Similarly, staff were encouraged to
      turn off lights (where manual switches exist) in offices and meeting rooms as they leave.
      this energy efficiency culture was supported by the June 2011 roll out (in macarthur house) of new
      computers and monitors with improved energy efficiency modes and options. the Green team was a
      successful mechanism for the discussion and communication of key messages on resource efficiency
      to staff.
      the increased number of staff in 2010–11, in comparison with the previous year, means that energy
      intensity, i.e. energy use per square meter of floor space or per staff fte, is a more appropriate method
334   of comparing 2010–11 energy consumption with previous reporting periods.

      Greenhouse gas emissions
      the Directorate is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. to lead by example,
      the Directorate purchased a significant additional amount of renewable energy this year,
      increasing renewable electricity supply to 164 per cent in 2010–11. the Directorate purchased
      approximately 195,960 kWh of renewable energy.
      the primary sources of Directorate greenhouse gas emissions are: energy used to heat, cool and power
      office space; fuel used by the vehicle fleet; and waste sent to landfill. During this reporting period,
      representatives of the Directorate actively discussed building performance with the facilities manager
      and representatives of ACt property Group. ACt property Group has been awarded project funding,
      through the Resource management fund, to implement some of the key recommendations of the
      2010 energy audit of macarthur house, which will result in significant savings of both energy and
      financial resources.
      the Directorate undertakes annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions using the online Systems
      for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (oSCAR), the online reporting tool used nationally to track
      greenhouse gas emissions. the Directorate provides support and training to other agencies in the
      use of oSCAR. this reporting process provides the whole of the ACt Government with a streamlined
      and consistent methodology for carbon accounting, using an internationally accepted protocol of
      greenhouse coefficients.

      Water consumption
      the Directorate is committed to implementing actions to reduce its water consumption. ACt property
      Group is responsible for improvements to base building facilities and it was anticipated that installation
      of water efficient devices and fittings would occur within the Directorate’s tenancy in the macarthur
      house South Wing during 2010–11. this did not occur and the Directorate is continuing to liaise with
      ACt property Group on this matter.




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Resource efficiency and waste
the Directorate has programs in place to manage recycling of containers, paper and cardboard
products, organic waste and specifics such as toner cartridges, batteries and mobile phones.
to improve levels of recycling, the Directorate maintained accreditation through the ACtSmart office
program. this program assists the Directorate in streamlining waste operations, reducing waste to
landfill, and supporting the ongoing education of staff on best-practice waste reduction measures.
the implementation of organic waste bins and regular collection service proved extremely successful
in reducing the amount of general waste to landfill produced by the Directorate, which also helped
greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the ACtSmart office program, Directorate staff were also invited
to a materials Recovery facility tour to discover what happens to the recycling from its premises.
During 2010–11, the Directorate mandated the use of stationery products with a lower environmental
footprint, purchasing 69 per cent recycled content paper. the Directorate also moved to introduce
100 per cent recycled content as the default paper purchased; reports indicate that the majority of paper
used in the Directorate for photocopying and office-based printing is 100 per cent recycled content.

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As an accredited ACTSmart office the Directorate held sessions
throughout the year to educate staff on the importance of effective recycling.


DAtA ColleCtIon of AGenCY ReSouRCe uSe
two data tables have been prepared for the Directorate, to allow for location-based reporting,
which will increase accountability for site resource use.


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      Macarthur House South Wing (levels 2 and 3)

             INDICATOR AS
             AT 30 juNE                uNIT                  2009–10                    2010–11
             General                                       office          total      office          total
      l1     occupancy – staff         number (fte)           99             99         115            115
             full-time equivalent
      l2     Area office space –       Square metres       1,525          1,525       1,525          1,525
             net lettable area         (m2)
             Stationary energy                             office          total      office          total
      l3     electricity use           kilowatt hours    122,952        122,952     118,984        118,984
      l4     Renewable energy use      kilowatt hours    110,216        110,216     195,690        195,690
             (Greenpower + eDl
             land fill gases)

336   l5     percentage of             percentage           90%            90%        164%           164%
             renewable energy
             used (l4/l3 x 100)
      l6     natural Gas use           megajoules        921,645        921,645     996,584        996,584
      l7*    total energy use          megajoules       1,364,281      1,364,281   1,424,926      1,424,926
      l8     energy intensity          megajoules/      13,780.62      13,780.62   12,390.66      12,390.66
             per fte (l7/l1)           fte
      l9     energy intensity per      megajoules/        894.61         894.61      934.38         934.38
             square metre (l7/l2)      m2
             transport                                     office          total      office          total
      l10    total number              numeric                11             11          11             11
             of vehicles
      l11    total vehicle             km                    n/A            n/A     164,313        164,313
             kilometres travelled
      l12    transport fuel (petrol)   kilolitres            8.64           8.64        6.96           6.96
      l13    transport fuel (Diesel)   kilolitres            8.68           8.68        9.08           9.08
      l14    transport fuel (lpG)      kilolitres              0              0           0              0
      l15    transport fuel (CnG)      kilolitres              0              0           0              0
      l16*   total transport           Gigajoules            631            631         588            588
             energy use
             Water                                         office          total      office          total
      l17    Water use                 kilolitres          1,087          1,087       1,856          1,856
             Intensities
      l18    Water use                 kilolitres/fte         11             11         16.1           16.1
             per fte (l17/l1)
      l19    Water use per square      kilolitres/m2         0.71           0.71        1.22           1.22
             metre (l17/l2)
             Resource efficiency                           office          total      office          total
             and Waste
      l20    Reams of paper            Reams               1,574          1,574       1,315          1,315
             purchased




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          INDICATOR AS
          AT 30 juNE                uNIT                2009–10                    2010–11
 l21      Recycled content          percentage         54%          54%           69%             69%
          of paper purchased
 l22      estimate of general       litres           57,000       57,000        79,035       79,035
          waste (based on
          bins collected)
 l23      estimate of               litres           24,960       24,960        19,760       19,760
          commingled material
          recycled (based on
          bins collected)
 l24      estimate of paper         litres           46,176       46,176        49,920       49,920
          recycled (based on
          bins collected)
 l25      estimate of               litres             n/A           n/A        21,600       21,600
          organic material                                                                                337
          recycled (based on
          bins collected)
          Greenhouse Gas                             office         total       office            total
          emissions
 l26*     total stationary energy   tonnes Co2-e      72.51        72.51        -16.75        -16.75
          greenhouse gas
          emissions (All scopes)
 l27*     total transport           tonnes Co2-e      46.55        46.55         43.54            43.54
          greenhouse gas
          emissions (All scopes)
          Intensities
 l28      Greenhouse gas            tonnes             0.73          0.73        -0.15            -0.15
          emissions per             Co2-e/fte
          person (l26/l1)
 l29      Greenhouse gas            tonnes             0.05          0.05        -0.01            -0.01
          emissions per square      Co2-e/m2
          metre (l26/l2)




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 l30      transport greenhouse      tonnes             0.47          0.47         0.38             0.38
          gas emissions per         Co2-e /fte
          person (l27/l1)



Explanatory notes for Macarthur House South Wing (levels 2 and 3):

General
fte is based on Directorate staff who occupied the office space of the former Department of the
environment, Climate Change, energy and Water, allowing data from 2010–11 to be compared with
2009–10 data.
heritage and transport planning units (a total of 20.5 fte) spent the full 2010–11 year in the
macarthur house tower and therefore have been included on the territory and municipal Services
Directorate (tAmSD) eSD data table.
All water and gas consumption data was calculated using a figure based on the percentage of floor
area occupied by Directorate staff in macarthur house Annex.




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      transport
      total vehicle kilometers travelled was a new requirement in 2010–11. As a result, this information is not
      available for the 2009–10 reporting period.
      the Directorate manages two boats for field use; the fuel used is minimal and has been reported at
      transport fuel (petrol).

      energy
      electricity use for Directorate staff in macarthur house South Wing is based entirely on Smart meter
      data. electricity use for the rest of macarthur house (including reporting of all central services for
      macarthur house) is reported in the tAmSD 2010–11 Annual Report.
      energy data reported in the DeCCeW 2009–10 Annual Report included central services and tenant
      light and power. to enable comparability of data, the 2009–10 energy data reported in this table
      (electricity, renewable energy, total energy use) has been amended to include Smart meter data only
      (tenant light and power use). 
338   Item l5 demonstrates that the Directorate purchased more renewable electricity than was required
      to fully offset electricity. the additional Greenpower was used to offset emissions from natural gas use.
      this is reflected at item l26.

      Waste
      ACtSmart office program reporting information was used to determine resource efficiency data for the
      estimate of general waste, comingled material recycled, paper recycled and organic material recycled.

      Greenhouse Gas emissions
      A negative figure is listed under (l26) total stationary energy greenhouse gas emissions. this is because
      more electricity and natural gas emissions were offset than were emitted by the Directorate in 2010–11.

      CSIRO Crace (site of Conservation Planning and Research)
      the Conservation planning and Research (CpR) office is one of the buildings inside the CSIRo
      Sustainable ecosystems compound in Crace.

               INDICATOR AS
               AT 30 juNE               uNIT                     2009–10                      2010–11
               General                                        office          total        office          total
       l1      occupancy – staff        number                  n/A            n/A             17              17
               full-time equivalent
               (fte)
       l2      Area office space –      Square metres           n/A            n/A           337            337
               net lettable area        (m2)
               Stationary energy                                                           office          total
       l3      electricity use          kilowatt hours          n/A            n/A         34,557        34,557
       l4      Renewable energy use     kilowatt hours          n/A            n/A              0              0
               (Greenpower + eDl
               land fill gases)
       l5      percentage of            percentage              n/A            n/A              0              0
               renewable energy
               used (l4/l3 x 100)
       l6      natural Gas use          megajoules              n/A            n/A           n/A            n/A
       l7*     total energy use         megajoules              n/A            n/A        124,410       124,410



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       AT 30 juNE                uNIT             2009–10             2010–11
l8     energy intensity          megajoules/      n/A       n/A     7,318        7,318
       per fte (l7/l1)           fte
l9     energy intensity per      megajoules/      n/A       n/A     369.2        369.2
       square metre (l7/l2)      m2
       transport                                                   office        total
l10    total number              numeric          n/A       n/A        5            5
       of vehicles
l11    total vehicle             km               n/A       n/A    46,335       46,335
       kilometres travelled
l12    transport fuel (petrol)   kilolitres       n/A       n/A      0.60         0.60
l13    transport fuel (Diesel)   kilolitres       n/A       n/A      3.95         3.95
l14    transport fuel (lpG)      kilolitres       n/A       n/A      n/A          n/A
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l15    transport fuel (CnG)      kilolitres       n/A       n/A      n/A          n/A
l16*   total transport           Gigajoules       n/A       n/A    172.99       172.99
       energy use
       Water                                                       office        total
l17    Water use                 kilolitres       n/A       n/A      n/A          n/A
       Intensities                                n/A       n/A      n/A          n/A
l18    Water use per             kilolitres/fte   n/A       n/A      n/A          n/A
       fte (l17/l1)
l19    Water use per square      kilolitres/m2    n/A       n/A      n/A          n/A
       metre (l17/l2)
       Resource efficiency                                         office        total
       and Waste
l20    Reams of paper            Reams            n/A       n/A      201          201
       purchased
l21    Recycled content          percentage       n/A       n/A      100          100
       of paper purchased




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l22    estimate of general       litres           n/A       n/A      335          335
       waste (based on
       bins collected)
l23    estimate of               litres           n/A       n/A     3,840        3,840
       comingled material
       recycled (based on
       bins collected)
l24    estimate of paper         litres           n/A       n/A     8,400        8,400
       recycled (based on
       bins collected)
l25    estimate of               litres           n/A       n/A      250          250
       organic material
       recycled (based on
       bins collected)
       Greenhouse Gas                                              office        total
       emissions
l26*   total stationary energy   tonnes Co2-e     n/A       n/A     36.95        36.95
       greenhouse gas
       emissions (All scopes)



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                 AT 30 juNE                      uNIT            2009–10                     2010–11
       l27*      total transport                 tonnes Co2-e    n/A          n/A          12.95         12.95
                 greenhouse gas
                 emissions (All scopes)
                 Intensities
       l28       Greenhouse gas                  tonnes Co2-e    n/A          n/A           2.17          2.17
                 emissions per                   /fte
                 person (l26/l1)
       l29       Greenhouse gas                  tonnes Co2-e/   n/A          n/A           0.11          0.11
                 emissions per square            m2
                 metre (l26/l2)
       l30       transport greenhouse            tonnes Co2-e    n/A          n/A           0.76          0.76
                 gas emissions per               /fte
                 person (l27/l1)
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      * calculated with information entered into oSCAR



      Explanatory notes for CSIRO Crace site:

      General
      2009–10 eSD data for CpR is not available as it was not included in the Department of territory
      and municipal Services 2009–10 Annual Report.

      energy
      electricity at CpR is purchased on an individual account so renewable energy is not purchased under
      the whole of government electricity contract.

      Water and Gas
      Water and gas to the office is not separately metered, but is incorporated into the property’s rental
      charge. no information is available for water or gas used by this property.

      transport
      In addition to reported vehicle fuel usage, CpR manages five small boats for field use. total estimated
      petrol use of the boats is 150 litres of petrol this year.


      CoRe BuSIneSS
      the Directorate plays a critical role in delivering the ACt Government’s commitment to a sustainable
      future for the ACt. ecologically Sustainable Development is the core business for this Directorate and
      further information on the achievements listed below can be found in section A9.

      Resource Management Fund
      the Resource management fund (formerly the energy efficiency fund) was established as a $1 million
      loan facility under Weathering the Change Action plan 1 to facilitate energy efficiency improvements in
      ACt Government Directorates. In the 2011–12 Budget, the Government agreed to expand the fund
      from $1 million to $3 million.




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Climate Change Grants
In June 2011, minister Corbell announced the successful recipients of the Climate Change Grants.
these grants will support community action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and build the
momentum of community involvement and support for addressing climate change, following passage
of the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010.

Electricity Feed-in-Tariff Scheme
the ACt’s electricity feed-in tariff (fit) Scheme commenced on 1 march 2009 and provided for
residential and small commercial renewable energy generators of a capacity of up to 30 kilowatts.
the micro Generator component of the scheme closed on 31 may 2011. At the commencement of
the reporting year there were 3,536 household level generators connected to the grid; by 30 June 2011
this had grown to 6,057 (an increase of 171 per cent).
the Directorate is currently preparing documentation for a large-scale fit to substantially increase
renewable energy usage and generation in the ACt, for large-scale generators over 200 kilowatts
capacity.                                                                                               341

Sustainable Energy Policy
the purpose of the Sustainable energy policy is to establish an integrated policy framework for
managing the social, economic and environment challenges faced by the territory to 2020 as
they relate to energy production and use. A final policy is due to be released in late 2011.

Renewable Energy Targets
the ACt Government determined Renewable energy targets for the territory, under the Climate Change
and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010, of 15 per cent by 2012 and 25 per cent by 2020.

ACT Energy Efficiency Scheme
the Directorate is developing an new scheme that will require energy businesses to assist Canberrans
to reduce their energy usage by implementing efficiency measures.

National Energy Customer Framework
the national energy Customer framework will provide a nationally consistent framework for the


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regulation of the retail supply of energy for both electricity and gas.

GreenPower
from 1 April 2009, all retailers of electricity within the ACt must offer a Greenpower product as the
first choice to potential new or re-connecting customers.

Draft Sustainable Waste Strategy
the draft Sustainable Waste Strategy 2010–2025 was released in December 2010 for public comment.
It outlines a comprehensive framework to increase resource recovery to over 90 per cent by 2025.

Renewable Energy Technology Showcase
to demonstrate renewable technology in the ACt, a number of high-profile sites have been selected
for showcase projects.

Energy rebate and incentive programs
the Directorate manages a range of programs aimed at assisting ACt residents to reduce their energy
consumption through improved energy efficiency measures and renewable energy fixtures.


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      C22 – ACt Women’S plAn 2010–2015
      the ACT Women’s Plan 2010–2015 is a strategic framework to assist the ACt Government in working
      with the community to improve the status and lives of women and girls in the ACt. the Directorate’s
      actions to implement the plan are detailed below.


      eConomIC
      the Directorate promotes the full and equal participation of women in the ACt economy in the
      following ways:
      •	 women comprise 59 per cent of the Directorate’s employees;
      •	 the Directorate employed one Indigenous female through the ACt Government Graduate program;
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      •	 one female received a place in the Directorate’s Indigenous traineeship program;
      •	 the Directorate actively supports women in traditionally male dominated fields, with scientists in
         the Conservation planning and Research section comprising 50 per cent women;
      •	 four women either held or acted in senior executive positions in the Directorate during the year; and
      •	 twelve women received study assistance during the reporting period.
      Increased economic leadership and decision-making opportunities for women have been created
      through participation in Boards and Committees. Women have been appointed to the position
      of Chair (ACt natural Resource management Council) and Deputy Chair (ACt flora and fauna
      Committee), and as members of Boards, Committees and Councils.


      SoCIAl
      the Directorate employs a female Indigenous natural Resource management facilitator. this role is
      responsible for facilitating public programs, community engagement, nAIDoC events, community
      activities and education, such as the residential weaving workshop held for local Indigenous women.
      the employee Assistance program is available to all staff and provides a free, confidential counselling,
      advice and referral service. the service may be accessed for work or personal reasons and staff are
      encouraged to utilise the service whenever needed. the Directorate also encourages participation in
      events and training offered by the Women’s Information and Referral Centre.
      the Directorate has appointed a female Respect equity and Diversity (ReD) framework coordinator
      and two male and two female trained Diversity officers, thus ensuring a gender balance. ReD officers
      provide support and advice to staff on issues such as discrimination and harassment.
      the Directorate understands that employees may have to juggle other responsibilities such as caring
      for family members, and promotes flexible working arrangements to enable staff to meet these needs.
      twenty-five women and two men have negotiated to work part time hours.
      training has been provided in areas such as salary packaging, novated leases and superannuation to
      assist employees and their families to manage household budgets.




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Chorus of Women
the Chorus of Women is a choir that performs songs commenting on social and environmental
issues. In the reporting year, the group was provided with an ACt environment Grant of $12,000
for an initiative called Canberra Conversations. this promotes open dialogue in sustainability issues
using artistic representation of social and ethical challenges.

Tidbinbilla A–Z
Conservation volunteers Australia was provided with an ACt environment Grant of $5,131 to produce
a tidbinbilla A to z book promoting the tidbinbilla nature Reserve and aimed at young children,
including girls.

2020 vision: How We Will Change?
See Change was provided with an ACt environment Grant of $10,000 to encourage young men and              343
women to develop their vision for the ACt in 2020, to include road shows to be taken to schools.

Outreach program
the outreach energy and water efficiency program for low income residents is improving
opportunities for women to participate in the sustainable development of the ACt.  While the program
does not formally collect data on the gender of program participants, anecdotal evidence suggests
that the majority of persons assisted by the program are women. this is consistent with women
comprising the majority of low income earners in the community.
the Directorate is committed to promoting sustainable transport options and employs a female in
the role of Sustainable transport officer. the directorate has encouraged staff to utilise sustainable
transport options such as the bicycle fleet, local buses and walking to nearby meetings in
addition to events such as Ride to Work Day.




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      C23 – moDel lItIGAnt GuIDelIneS
      DIReCtoRAte ComplIAnCe – RepoRt pRepAReD In
      ACCoRDAnCe WIth SeCtIon 5AC of the LAW oFFiCER
      ACT 1992
      the Director-General has the following procedures to ensure that the Directorate is aware of and
      complying with the model litigant Guidelines (the Guidelines).
      1. All instructions in relation to disputes are passed through a central point within the executive of the
         Directorate and a report is available to the Director-General in relation to the progress of matters.
      2. the Directorate’s legal services are provided by the ACt Government Solicitor’s office (ACtGS) and any
344      prosecutions brought by the Directorate are forwarded to the Director of public prosecutions (Dpp).
         the ACtGS reviews the Directorate’s instructions to ensure compliance with the Guidelines.
         the Directorate is able to rely on the ACtGS to identify issues of compliance with the Guidelines
         and to address the issues or elevate the matter if appropriate.
      3. All staff involved in claims procedures or other decisions that may at some point become the subject
         of litigation are informed of the Guidelines and instructed to comply with them. Any queries regarding
         compliance with the Guidelines are referred to the ACtGS.
      During 2010–11, the Directorate forwarded two matters for prosecution to the Dpp, and no issues have
      come to the Directorate’s attention that are or could be considered in breach of the Guidelines.




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C24 – ACt StRAteGIC plAn foR
poSItIve AGInG 2010–2014
 FOCuS AREA               PROGRESS
 Information &            from 27–29 may 2011, the Directorate participated in the Retirement & lifestyle expo
 Communication            at the exhibition park of Canberra, attended by approximately 12,000 people. A great
                          range of information booklets were provided to assist older Canberrans to live greener
                          and smarter.
 housing and              Between february and June 2011 the Directorate ran a specific radio campaign
 Accommodation            to encourage seniors to utilise the toiletSmart programs. pensioner Concession
                          Card holders are eligible to receive one free toilet suite and one free water-efficient
                          showerhead under the toiletSmart and toiletSmart plus programs. During 2010–11,            345
                          543 free toilets and 288 free showerheads were provided to pensioner Concession
                          Card holders.
                          the programs provided by the Directorate to encourage water and energy efficiency
                          and waste reduction are open to all members of the community, including older people.
 Support Services         funding contained in the 2011–12 Budget will provide eligible households with up to
                          an additional $131 a year in utility concessions, in recognition of the financial burden
                          posed by utilities costs.
                          the $12.3 million over four years is in addition to existing concessions available, and
                          was designed to mitigate the impact of the increased utilities price from 1 July 2011.
 transport and mobility   the transport planning area of the Directorate collaborated with a project Committee,
                          including representatives from Chief minister and Cabinet Directorate, Community
                          Services Directorate (CSD) and health Directorate, to complete a preliminary survey
                          of the current operations of Community Buses, as part of the “Coverage Services
                          Delivery” study which is anticipated will be finalised by September 2011. the results
                          of the survey are including in the CSD Annual report. A broader review of community
                          transport will be undertaken in 2010–11 in consultation with the community.



Further information on section C may be obtained from:


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Geoffrey Rutledge
Director, Corporate
Phone: (02) 6205 5085
Email: geoffrey.rutledge@act.gov.au
Website: www.environment.act.gov.au




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