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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1524..


(4) Has the government measured if the ACT is on target to meet its goal of no waste by 2010, if so, can details be provided, if not, why is the government not measuring if we will reach that goal.

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

(1) An average of 1600 tonnes per month since May 2002.

(2) An average of 44 tonnes per month.

(3) Waste to landfill reduced from 224,225 tonnes in 2000/01 to 220,328 tonnes in 2001/02. Current data on landfill tonnages indicates that there will be a further reduction in waste to landfill for 2002/03.

(4) Yes. Each year ACT NOWaste compiles statistics on the waste to landfill and resource recovery in the ACT. In 2001/02 the ACT recovered more than 64% of materials that would otherwise be disposed to landfill.

Erindale Library

(Question No 597)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services:

In relation to the Erindale Library Refurbishment:

(1) Why hasn't a start date for this project been determined;

(2) When will a start date for this project be announced;

(3) Will the project be completed by June 2003 as scheduled;

(4) Why was funding allocated to refurbish Erindale Library, what refurbishments are needed, is there a draft breakdown of the cost for certain works;

(5) Is there any danger to staff or clients if this refurbishment is not undertaken as scheduled.

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

(1) The Department of Urban Services issued a Media Release advising the general public of the commencement of refurbishment work on 2 January 2003. Plans are on display in the Library.

(2) The refurbishment program was announced in the 2002-3 Budget and work commenced in January.

(3) The refurbishment works are progressing on schedule, with some stages already completed, with final stages to be completed by June 2003.


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