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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3624..


(1) Non-commercial waste was charged at $50 per tonne and by the size of the load: small $7, medium $14 and large $21.

Commercial waste was charged at $55 per tonne (GST inclusive) and a range of Special Waste Charges applied. See the ACT NOWaste Webpage at www.nowaste.act.gov.au for details.

(2) Total Non-commercial revenue was $1.560m in 2002/03 and $1.522m in 2003/04.

Total Commercial revenue was $4.947m in 2002/03 and $6.050m in 2003/04.

(3) (a) Non-commercial charges remain unchanged after 1 July 2004 to reward householders for successfully using alternatives to disposal and reducing privately delivered waste to landfill.

(b) Since 1 July 2004, commercial charges increased to $66.00 per tonne to encourage greater separation and recycling of waste. Commercial waste to landfill has continued to increase because disposal charges were still not high enough to provide a strong incentive to encourage resource recovery and recycling.

This increase in the commercial charge is consistent with the Government's Waste Pricing Strategy, announced in July 2002, which is designed to provide increased incentives to waste generators to divert more material to recycling alternatives and is gradually moving towards "user-pays"charging for waste disposal.

Roads-traffic accidents

(Question No 1639)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

How many traffic accidents were recorded at the curved tee intersection at the corner of Dalrymple and Goyder Streets in Narrabundah during 2002-03 and 2003-04.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

2002-03 - 9 Property damage crashes

2003-04 - 3 Property damage crashes

Waste disposal

(Question No 1640)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

(1) On how many occasions during 2003-04 did rubbish collection fail to occur on the scheduled date and in what suburbs did this occur.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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