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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 1 Hansard (3 December) . . Page.. 121 ..

Thursday, 3 December 2020

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.01): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Waste—proposed Fyshwick facility—petition 13-20

By Ms Lee, from 1,737 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly that the ACT Waste Management Strategy 2011-2025 outlines the benefits arising from co-locating waste facilities in the Hume Resource Recovery Estate, including increasing resource recovery and reducing costs and traffic movements.

We fully support this initiative; however, we note this aspiration is being threatened by proposed large scale heavy waste facilities in locations other than the Recovery Estate, and less than one kilometre from homes, childcare centres, food markets, retail shops, cafes and environmentally-sensitive wetlands in Canberra's Inner South.

Allowing large waste facilities in Fyshwick will see various waste streams processed too close for comfort and safety to where Canberrans live, work and play. This includes more heavy vehicle traffic and heightened risks of odour, dust, noise, and fire from:


putrescent organic waste,


asbestos-containing material,


shredding car bodies,


crushing construction and demolition waste,


grease trap, drilling mud and oily water liquid waste.

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