Page 862 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 29 March 2023
MS BERRY: Thanks for that supplementary. I understand that Capital Football, during the last federal election, did put in an application for funding to add to the Home of Football funding that the ACT government has committed to. I understand that they were not successful in that bid. Of course, the ACT government—
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Just ignore the interjections, Ms Berry—or try to.
MS BERRY: I am just sighing out loud, Madam Speaker. I understand that there are always aspirations for sporting communities and clubs to have the best possible facilities. That is why we are continuing to work with Capital Football and the football community more generally about the aspirations for not only the Home of Football in Throsby but football more generally across the territory.
MS CASTLEY: Minister, do you plan to conduct extra consultation with other local sporting communities about construction progress; and, if so, when?
MS BERRY: That consultation is continuous and has been occurring, particularly with the football community, through Capital Football, as well as through Sport and Recreation, all the way through this project.
MS CLAY: My question is to the Minister for City Services. Minister, a number of residents have contacted me about how we are tracking in reducing our waste and what this will actually look like on the ground. Several have also raised the northside waste feasibility study which was released late last year. Belconnen residents are concerned that this study indicates that the government might consider relocating the waste, recycling and transfer station services currently operating at Mitchell out to Belconnen. Does that feasibility study mean that the Mitchell transfer station might be relocated to Belconnen?
MR STEEL: No, the ACT government is not planning on moving the Mitchell Resource Management Centre.
MS CLAY: When will the government publish its recent waste and recycling audits?
MR STEEL: I thank the member for her question. We have not received them yet. We will need to consider those once they are received and then consider whether those can be released. I assume that they will be. I am sure that the community has an interest in seeing those and how we can use those as a baseline to then improve resource recovery rates.
MR BRADDOCK: Minister, what level of waste reduction is predicted for the ACT from the national product stewardship arrangements?
MR STEEL: I thank the member for his question. I think there is a lot more work to do to increase the number of mandated product stewardship schemes—not just voluntary schemes—across a wider range of products.