Questions on Notice in NSW Parliment

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Questions on Notice to the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, and NSW Minister for Lands and Water

0898 - Lands and Water - CRANKY ROCK DAM PHASE 2 INVESTIGATIONS - Hon. Penny Sharpe

The Hon. Penelope Gail Sharpe to the Minister for Primary Industries, and Minister for Lands and Water
  1. What are the selection criteria for the companies tendering for the second stage of investigations into a potential new dam at Cranky Rock?
  2. What budget has been allocated for the investigations?
  3. What timetable has been set for the completion of the investigations?
  4. Will the results of the investigations be publicly available?
  5. What stakeholder engagement will be undertaken and who will undertake it?
  6. What geological expertise will be sought in determining the cost impact of any geological impediments to construction and safe water storage?
  7. Will the cost benefit analysis:
    1. include the cost of environmental impacts?
    2. examine the impacts of the current water sharing arrangements in the Lachlan Valley, including the loss of flows to water users downstream in the Lachlan River?
    3. examine the cost impact of geological impediments to dam construction?
    4. assess the financing of dam construction, operation and maintenance and how this will be funded, including private, public or private public partnership (PPP)?
Answer -
  1. Preferred parties shortlisted from the EOI process will be invited to tender for the Phase 2 investigations, at which time selection criteria will be finalised.
  2. Up to $5 million.
  3. Approximately two years.
  4. Yes, where appropriate.
  5. Details will be finalised after the tender process.
  6. On-site and desktop geological investigation works will be undertaken by specialist geotechnical engineering firms.
  7. Yes.
Question asked on 22 March 2016 (session 56-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 52
Answer received on 26 April 2016 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 54

 

0916 - Lands and Water - CRANKY ROCK DAM PHASE 2 INVESTIGATIONS - Mr. Jeremy Buckingham

Mr Jeremy Buckingham to the Minister for Primary Industries, and Minister for Lands and Water
  1. What are the terms of reference for the phase 2 investigations into the Cranky Rock Dam?
  2. Will the investigations include an analysis of what percentage of any water storage will be for industrial usage, particularly mining? If not, why not?
  3. Will the investigations consider the cost benefit of alternatives to a new dam? If not, why not?
  4. Will there be a public exhibition phase of the report and its recommendations? If not, why not?
  5. Will the environmental assessments involve in situ investigations or a desktop analysis?
Answer -
  1. to 3. The terms of reference are available on the WaterNSW website.
    4. Once completed and considered by the NSW Government, a summary report will be made publicly available.
    5. The assessments will involve both desktop analysis and in situ investigations.
Question asked on 23 March 2016 (session 56-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 53
Answer received on 27 April 2016 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 54

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