The BASIX Target Review was exhibited for 9 weeks from 13 December 2013 to 14 February 2014. The exhibition period was extended due to the Xmas/NY closure period.
Submission could be made via the Department's website or through a dedicated email address.
Feedback was also provided via an online survey published on the Target Review website.
1. Formal submissions
Total number of submissions: 83
|Category||No. of Submissions|
|Industry & stakeholder organisations||20|
|Govt Agencies (including utilities)||6|
|Individuals - Professional||32|
|Individuals - other or not specified||10|
The majority of the submissions were in support of the proposed increase to the targets.
Of the submissions that indicated their position on the target changes, 80% supported the proposed target change.
The breakdown by issue shows the most common issues raised related to the water target, with the majority of these related to the size and function of rainwater tanks.
A number of the most common issues raised do not relate directly to the proposal to increase the BASIX targets (items in grey above).
2. Online survey response
|Total number of survey completions: 180||% of reponses|
|Support for target changes||Support target changes||Over 84%|
|Thought changes were not necessary||Less than 16%|
|Thought there should be a greater increase in targets||Over 21%|
The majority of respondents indicated they would need 3-6mths to prepare for the changes before they were implemented.
3. BASIX Target Review website
The Target Review website recorded over 5,700 unique visitors during the exhibition period. There were 3,166 unique visits to the Overview slide show and an average of 565 visits to each of the additional information pages.
4. Enquiries to the basix review email address
Over 50 emails were sent to the dedicated review email address and responded to by return email or phone call.