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Renewable energy for PW1 only came after considerable pressure

Renewable energy for PW1 only came after pressure was put on State Government;
This should have been included in original brief for the draft design;
Luckily the pressure and consultation came up with the solutions for the Premier and his Minister assisting him on Climate Change.

Liberal candidate for Denison, Alderman Elise Archer welcomes the news that the revitalised Princes Wharf No.1 will have renewable energy initiatives. However, this only came after pressure was put on the State Government in relation to the deficient draft design.

“Back on 4 September 2009 I called on the Premier and the Minister assisting the Premier on Climate Change, Lisa Singh, to release details on what renewable energy or energy efficiency measures were being proposed for the redesign of Princes Wharf Shed No.1 (PW1). This is because the proposal released for discussion for the redesign of the shed featured no such initiatives, says Ald Elise Archer.

(*See attached media release dated 4/9/09).

“I also put a motion to Hobart City Council a week later, culminating in the HCC including in its submission the fact that renewable energy and energy efficiency options should be investigated for PW1.”

“Although it is pleasing PW1 will now have initiatives including solar design, an improved glazing system, harvesting rainwater and thermal insulation, these things should have been included in the original brief for the draft design, particularly in light of the State Government’s recent urging of other owners of Hobart city properties to look for ways they can make a contribution to dealing with climate change,” says Ald Elise Archer.

“The State Government lacked the vision to get this right in the first place in relation to a property they own on behalf of Tasmanians, but luckily the pressure and consultation came up with the appropriate solutions for the Premier and his Minister assisting him on Climate Change,” says Ald Elise Archer.
Alderman Elise Archer (Hobart City Council) Liberal for Denison

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