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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 383..


Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) The cost of general waste disposal at Mugga Lane landfill is as follows:

Non-Commercial waste, for loads of up to 0.5 tonne: $6 small, $12 medium and

$18 large, for loads of over half a tonne, $40 per tonne.

Commercial waste, $44 per tonne with an $11 (0.25) tonne minimum.

(2) In addition to the waste disposal area, there are eight free drop off areas for recyclable material available at the Mugga Lane landfill consisting of: Green Waste, Motor Oil, Paints, Car Batteries, Paper/cardboard, Containers (glass, plastic, cartons, aluminium and steel cans), Metals and Reusable items (Revolve).

(3) Yes.

(4) There are no penalties.

(5) There are no penalties.

(6) The landfill operator, Thiess, have 9 fulltime employees and 11 sub-contractors.

The recycling contractor, Corkhill Bros, have 9 full time employees and 8 part time.

Public housing-rent arrears (Question No 369)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 February 2003.

In relation to the December 2002 Quarterly Performance Report and the 2.36 percent of tenants over 8 weeks in arrears:

As a percentage how many tenants are (a) six (b) four and (c) two weeks in arrears;

What procedures are (a) followed to chase up arrears and (b) when are these procedures initiated;

What is the total amount outstanding in each category of (1) above in the December 2002 Quarter and over 8 weeks.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) 1.29 percent (b) 2.69 percent (c) 10.50 percent. These figures are not inclusive of each other.


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