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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . .

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MR RAMSAY: Yes, those particular notices are in place. I am advised that since 24 November last year there have been six prohibition notices, four infringement notices and four improvement notices.

MISS C BURCH: Minister, are the three additional WorkSafe inspectors for light rail being funded through a Treasurer's advance?

MR RAMSAY: I thank the member for her question. No, those ones were funded in the budget of last year.

Planning—recycling facility

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the minister for planning and urban renewal and relates to the planning processes for the proposed waste operations by Capital Recycling Solutions in Fyshwick. Can the minister explain what recycling or waste processing activities are currently proposed for this site and whether they include bringing in waste streams from outside the ACT or shipping out waste that would otherwise be processed in the ACT?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Le Couteur for her question with regard to this matter. There are a number of complex and interrelated processes afoot relating to this project. I have asked the directorate for a full briefing on it. I will take the question on notice and, once I have received the full briefing, come back to the Assembly with the details.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, how will you make sure that the EIS approval is for just a waste sorting facility and will not, in fact, be an approval for an incinerator by stealth?

MR GENTLEMAN: There are a number of statutory processes there. They will all be followed in time by ACTPLA as the independent authority, and I am confident in the work that they do.

Light rail—infrastructure damage

MISS C BURCH: My question is to the Minister for Transport and City Services. On 16 February 2018 the Canberra Times reported that Northbourne Avenue was closed in both directions during peak hour after a gas leak at the intersection of Northbourne and Ipima Street following damage by machinery during excavation work associated with the light rail project. What risks to the community were posed by this gas-related safety breach?

MS FITZHARRIS: I thank Miss Burch for the question. I note that, in addition to the Canberra Times, notification was also provided by a number of government agencies. I think the Canberra Times was one of the last to report it in fact; it was certainly reported through Transport Canberra and to bus travellers throughout the territory.


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