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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1222..


(2) The labour expenses associated with the removal of illegally dumped goods removed by the place management section of city services was approximately $75,259 in the 2010 11 financial year.

City rangers also stored 274 cars at Mugga Lane, of which 185 were abandoned vehicles which were subsequently crushed for recycling of metal. The cost of towing these abandoned vehicles in the 2010-11 financial year amounted to $27,331. The cost of towing each abandoned vehicle is $99.75, and this money is paid to a contractor. These costs were fully recouped at $188 per tonne of metal when each car was crushed and recycled. This money is paid into the TAMS Directorate's abandoned vehicle account to offset the cost of the work.

In the 2010-11 financial year, the total cost of waste disposal by city services was $352,000.

The tip fees associated with disposal of illegal dumping however are not separately apportioned from the total cost of waste disposal which also includes litter removal and general waste collected from litter bins (such as at shopping centres, town and district parks, etc).

(3) Yes. White goods, metal, tyres, mattresses and televisions are separated from waste collected. These items are disposed of separately through the waste recovery centre or collected by scrap metal recycling firms.

(4) A total of $11,040 was received in paid litter infringements in 2010/2011 financial year.

Planning—development application fees (Question No 2030)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 16 February 2012:

(1) What is the total annual revenue taken in by the Government through fees associated with development applications (DAs).

(2) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the types of development application fees, for example, commercial, industrial and residential.

(3) What is the total annual cost to the Government through processing and administering these DAs.

(4) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of the costs to the Directorate of processing the various types of DAs, for example, commercial, industrial and residential.

(5) Are DAs and associated costs a net annual source of revenue or a loss to the Government.

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

(1) In 2010-11, the Government collected $3.13 million in fees associated with the processing of development applications.


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