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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2552..


(4) How has the Government selected sites for drinking fountains.

(5) What other programs has the Government implemented to reduce waste from plastic bottles.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate has installed four drinking fountains in 2011-12. The types of fountains installed included Street and Garden Furniture 'Flipper FL001' and Commercial Systems Australia 'DF5041' models or similar.

(2) The cost per drinking fountain for installation and connections ranges from $4,500 up to approximately $8,000 depending upon the distance to achieve connection to mains water supply.

(3) The number of functional drinking fountains at the locations specified is:

(a) One (excludes town parks)

(b) Seven

(c) Nil

(d) 64 (includes town parks).

(4) The Government selects suitable sites along highly utilised recreational paths. Other locations with potential for high use are identified during consultations held as part of capital works upgrade projects. The location is also informed by the proximity to an existing town water supply.

(5) Other programs has the Government implemented to reduce waste from plastic bottles:

* Kerbside recycling facilitates the recovery of plastic bottles from ACT households. This system recovers approximately 75% of the beverage containers sold in the ACT.

* ACTSmart Office and ACTSmart Business programs facilitate the recovery of recyclables, including plastic bottles, from participating organisations. A list of participating organisations can be found at http://www.actsmart.act.gov.au/your_business/actsmart_business_and_office_map

* 37 public place recycling bins, installed in Civic in November 2011, enable the recovery of plastic bottles for this precinct.

* Every primary and secondary school in the ACT is now participating in the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI). AuSSI schools encourage schools to use reusable bottles.

* The Education and Training Directorate is conducting a pilot drinking fountain program in five schools to be completed by the end of 2012.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—ranger guided explore program (Question No 2317)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 3 May 2012:


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