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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Page: 3384


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, upon notice, on 23 November 2009:

For the 2008-09 financial year, what is the department’s top 5 program:

(a)   overspends and their costs; and

(b)   underspends and their costs.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

Climate Change

In relation to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) programs:

There were no DCCEE program overspends in the 2008-09 financial year.

Top 5 DCCEE Program Underspends in 2008-09 Financial Year

$’000

Household Advertising

3,791

Climate Change Science Program

29

Influencing International Climate Change

21

Water

In relation to my ministerial responsibilities for Water programs:

Top 5 Water Program Overspends in 2008-09 Financial Year

$’000

Murray-Darling Basin Commission

(6,970)

Water for the Future - Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure

(2,648)

Water for the Future - National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns

(261)

 

Top 5 Water Program Underspends in 2008-09 Financial Year

$’000

Water for the Future - Water Smart Australia

37,885

Water for the Future - National Urban Water and Desalination Plan (Appropriation Bill 2)

20,797

Water for the Future - Living Murray Initiative

20,061

Water for the Future - National Urban Water and Desalination Plan (Appropriation Bill 1)

4,703

Tackling Climate Change - Green Precincts

2,500