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11. Inquiry into the supply of water to the Tharwa community

On 24 October 2019, the Legislative Assembly of the ACT referred an inquiry on the supply of water to the Tharwa community to the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services.

The Committee will look into and report on an ACT Government infrastructure development project to provide non-potable water for firefighting needs in Tharwa; the implementation of recommendations from the ‘Tharwa Village Plan’ 2018; historic issues surrounding the supply of potable and non-potable water to the village; and the projected growth of the village and how this is accommodated in water supply planning.

Make a Submission

The Committee invites submissions from interested individuals and organisations to this inquiry.  
Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary by close of business on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

For information about how to make a submission, please see the ‘Getting involved’ page on the Assembly website.

Please note that submissions are generally published on the Committee website, and are affected by parliamentary privilege.  For more information about this, please read the Guide to Making a Submission.

The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.

Submissions should be forwarded to:

  • The Committee Secretary, Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020, CANBERRA ACT 2601.
  • Email: LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au

The Committee has been instructed to report on these matters no later than 2 April 2020.

Further Information

For more information, please contact the Committee Secretary, Danton Leary at LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au or 6205 0124.

At its meeting on Thursday, 24 October 2019, the Assembly passed the following resolution:

"That:

  • the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services inquire into and report on the supply of water to the Tharwa community, with particular reference to:
    • the direction and progress of the ‘Non-Potable Water Supply at Tharwa for Firefighting project’;
    • the recommendations of the 2018 Tharwa Village Plan;
    • the historic issues surrounding the supply of potable and non-potable water to Tharwa village;
    • the projected growth of Tharwa village; and
    • any other relevant matter; and
  • the inquiry reports to the Assembly on the matter no later than the conclusion of the March 2020 sitting week.”
DescriptionPDFWord
01. K. Prutti PDF (307.9 KB)
02. A. Hyles PDF (473.6 KB)
02a. A. Hyles - Supplementary Submission PDF (4.7 MB)
03. M. Lonergan PDF (344.1 KB)
04. A. McCarthy PDF (361.1 KB)
05. S. Angus PDF (168.4 KB)
06. D. Pennock and S. Angus PDF (323.5 KB)
07. J. Flint PDF (321.7 KB)
08. K. Jeffery PDF (872.3 KB)
09. Z. Lubiejewski PDF (336.6 KB)
10. A. Varsanyi PDF (328.1 KB)
11. J. Varsanyi PDF (329.9 KB)
12. O. Varsanyi PDF (329.9 KB)
13. D. Boorman and C. Keirnan PDF (334.7 KB)
14. A. Lubiejewski PDF (365.1 KB)
15. V. Varsanyi PDF (332.1 KB)
16. K. Haddad PDF (330.0 KB)
17. S. Lubiejewski PDF (332.6 KB)
18. A. Wass PDF (496.1 KB)
19. A. Geikie PDF (324.6 KB)
20. M. Gostelow PDF (372.2 KB)
21. ACT Government PDF (904.4 KB)

View committee hearings transcripts

Public Hearings:

Wednesday 4 December 2019, from 3.00pm - 4.35pm, at Tharwa Community Hall

The Public Hearing will be recorded for transcription purposes and later made available in audio format on the Legislative Assembly’s on-demand service at: http://aod.parliament.act.gov.au/

DescriptionPDFWord
QTON 01 - CHEYNE - Cost details for provision of water PDF (507.7 KB)
QTON 02 - Tharwa Hearing on 4 December 2019 PDF (1.4 MB)
QTON 03 - CHEYNE - Status of locations for water tanks PDF (334.1 KB)
QTON 04 - CHEYNE_BURCH - Business cases PDF (468.2 KB)
DescriptionPDFWord
Report 11 - Inquiry into the supply of water to the Tharwa community PDF (534.7 KB) Word (2.9 MB)
DescriptionPDFWord
1. Media release - Inquiry into the supply of water to the Tharwa community (28 October 2019) PDF (188.0 KB)
2. Media release - Release of Report into the supply of water to the Tharwa community (13 March 2020) PDF (122.3 KB)
Letter from Minister Gentleman PDF (455.1 KB)

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