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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 431..


4) The Government is not in a position to provide these costings. It has not reviewed and costed the available recycling plant as it has no intention at this stage to provide an expanded polystyrene recycling service. Quotes would be obtained ahead of any firm proposal to introduce such services. Quotes would depend upon the exact format of the service and the required specifications for the recycling equipment.

Indicative figures from Transpacific Cleanaway above indicate that a commercial industry recycling programme can be run for $15 per cubic metre, including collection and processing. It is assumed that these rates cover the equipment used by Transpacific Cleanaway but they may not be applicable to other recycling facilities.

5) The 2010 landfill composition audit estimated that expanded polystyrene comprised around 3% of landfill. From ACT NOWaste estimates of landfill space consumed each year, this would give a volume of around 10,000 cubic metres of expanded polystyrene.

Planning—change of use calculations (Question No 1389)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) How does the Department of Territory and Municipal Services calculate what offsite works are needed when change of use charges are calculated for developments.

(2) How is the value of these offsite works calculated and how are these offsite works charges passed on to developers.

(3) What liaison is undertaken with other departments in calculating which works should be calculated and the value of these offsite works.

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

(1) The Department of Territory and Municipal Services does not calculate what off-site works are needed when change of use charges are calculated for developments. The determination of change of use charge is a matter for the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

(2) Refer to (1).

(3) Refer to (1).

Planning—west Belconnen landfill site (Question No 1390)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) What is being planned in terms of preparing a Master Plan for the West Belconnen landfill site.


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