Support for energy plant at Canberra Hospital
Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher MLA today announced the first stage of consultation on planning for Canberra Hospital's future energy requirements has found broad support for power generation on site.
Generating energy on site for heating, cooling and other power needs is more efficient than taking all of the hospital’s energy from the power grid and has lower greenhouse gas emissions.
“Community consultation, which began in December 2011 and closed in March 2012, has revealed broad support for onsite power generation at Canberra Hospital,” the Chief Minister said.
“The key finding at the end of this consultation period demonstrates support for a central energy plant with power generation, provided that both noise and emissions are thoroughly investigated in the next stages of planning.”
The community consultation included three formal information forums and nine informal ‘drop-in’-style events held at locations across Canberra, in addition to surveys. A follow up consultation session is being held in the hospital’s main auditorium tonight to provide feedback to the community on the information received. Further consultation opportunities will be included in the design process.
When: 6pm to 7pm, Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Where: Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran
Main Auditorium, Building 2
(Opposite the Main Reception and Hospital Auxiliary Shop)
The preliminary community consulatation report is available on the Canberra Hospital Energy Sustainability page