Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1528..
Energy Developments base these figures on the estimate that around 75% of the total methane that is emitted is captured.
2. Nil. It is intended that the contract be negotiated to take into account the value of the composted organic waste.
If the Government instead chose to sell the composted organic waste rather than allowing the contractor to sell it, the Government would need to pay a higher gate fee to the contractor and would be highly unlikely to save money overall. Further, the contractor will be better equipped and incentivised to engage in market development and sales of composted organic waste.
3. Charges for general commercial waste sent to landfill from 1 July 2008 - 30 June 2009 are $27.50 for an amount up to 0.25 tonne and $110 per tonne for amounts larger than 0.25 tonnes. Fees increase with the amount of waste delivered but there is no exponential increase (ie. the charge for two tonnes of waste is $220).
There are separate prices for waste that is not general commercial waste, for instance commercial waste that contains asbestos. See 'Guide to Waste Disposal Charges' - http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/31554/2008_Brochure.pdf
There are price incentives to minimise waste sent to landfill. Many recycling options are either free of charge or cost significantly less than general commercial waste fees. See 'Other Recycling Options in the ACT' - http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/Recycling_and_Waste/Recycling_Options_in_the_ACT
(Question No 94)
Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 26 February 2009:
Given that there is agreement to not develop all of Throsby, as originally proposed in Draft Territory Plan Variation 231, when will ACTPLA be issuing a new Structure Plan for East Gungahlin to reflect this, to replace Structure Plan 1.8 of Volume 3 of the Territory Plan.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
Variation to the Territory Plan No. 231 (East Gungahlin - suburbs of Kenny, Throsby and part Harrison and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve) commenced on 25 August 2006. This Variation was incorporated into the (new) Territory Plan that commenced in March 2008 as the East Gungahlin Structure Plan.
The provisions in the Territory Plan relating to Throsby reflect an earlier decision of Government to set aside a significant part of Throsby as nature reserve. The Territory Plan map and the outline plan for Throsby found in the Structure Plan for East Gungahlin show a significantly smaller area for the suburb of Throsby compared with that shown in the draft variation.