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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1868 ..


(2) Would the Minister consider installing smart bins to the smaller playgrounds and open communal areas in Moncrieff.

(3) Are smart bins going to be implemented in any other locations around Canberra following completion of the trail in Campbell and Molonglo.

(4) What is the cost of maintaining a smart bin on an annual basis as opposed to the traditional bin system.

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

(1) Rubbish bins are not provided at all playgrounds across Canberra. Bins are generally provided in high use parks and other locations such as sporting fields. The Moncrieff Recreation Community Park has several bins located at the entrances to the park.

(2) No. Where bins are not provided, there is an expectation that users will take their rubbish with them to dispose of responsibly.

(3) The trial of solar powered compacting bins (smart bins) at Link Park in Wright, Section 5 Campbell and East Lake Parade Kingston Foreshore is complete. These three bins remain at the trial sites, however there are no plans to install smart bins at any other locations at this time. TCCS is continuing to investigate the benefits of the sensor technology used in the solar powered compacting bins. The sensor technology is being trialled in traditional bins.

(4) The costs of managing solar powered compacting bins with smart technology will vary over the life of the bin, dependent upon factors such as the location, collection frequency and type of use. As a guide, the cost comparisons from the trial in 2016-17 are:

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The cost of purchase, installation and first year of repair and maintenance of traditional 240 litre plastic bin is $170.

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The cost of purchase, installation and first year of repair and maintenance of traditional 240 plastic bin with metal shroud is $2,600.

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The cost of purchase, installation and first year of repair and maintenance of solar powered compacting (smart bin) is $8,250.

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The cost of emptying traditional bins, bins with metal shrouds and smart bins averages $700 per bin per annum.

While small savings might be realised at times by having to service compactor bins in isolated locations less frequently, overall this would not offset the higher installation and maintenance costs of the solar powered compacting (smart) bins over the life of the bin.

Schools—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (Question No 1062)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

(1) How many indigenous students are enrolled at each ACT Government School.

(2) What is the breakdown of indigenous students by (a) gender and (b) year level at each ACT Government School.


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