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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2352 ..


TREASURER FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

Question No. 739

Government Service - Trade Waste Removal

MR CORNWELL - Asked the Treasurer upon notice on 15 June 1993:

In relation to trade waste removal from Government bodies (such as purchase reference ZZZ 4013 for such removal from the Canberra Institute of Technology) how will the cost of such removal be affected by the introduction of tip charges and how will the extra cost, if an increase occurs, of removal be incorporated into the budgets of Government bodies in these times of restraints and cuts.

MS FOLLETT - The answer to the Members question is as follows:

The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) tendered for the collection of the ir trade

waste and three companies tendered for the contract. Each company structured their

tender to make provision for the introduction of tip fees. CIT accepted a two year

contract with Cleanaway as of 1 January 1993, Purchase Reference ZZZ 4013. The

contract with Cleanaway provided that if tip fees were introduced in the ACT these fees

would be additional to the charges contained in the contract.

When introducing tip fees, the Government decided that relevant ministers could take up with the Minister for Urban Services, the issue of gaining exemptions from tip charges for agencies under their jurisdiction. Any Government agencies not exempt from tip charges were required to absorb the 1992-93 impacts, with any base funding issues to be addressed in the 1993-94 Budget context.

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