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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2242..


As well, direct costs incurred this year total $169.95 for general repairs and maintenance.

(2) Property Branch (formerly part of Land and Property) took responsibility for the site on 1 July 1998. Since that time and excluding the property management fee, direct costs are as follows:

1998/99

$ 693.70

1999/00

$4,244.80

2000/01

$ 803.65 plus $100 for bore licence

2001/02

$1,100

2002/03

$ 169.95

(3) No.

(4) Property Branch, Department of Urban Services is the owner on behalf of Government. TPM provide the day to day property management.

(5) Tourists visit the site to watch sheep shearing demonstrations but do not access the homestead building. In 2002-03 this ranged from 81 in June 2003 to a maximum of 728 in August 2002.

(6) The rural lessee (Mr John Starr) who demonstrates the sheep shearing charges a fee. Apart from that there is no charge to visit the homestead site. The homestead itself is not open to the public.

(7) No.

Waste disposal facilities

(Question No 780)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the disposal of both recyclable and non-recyclable waste at ACT rubbish tips and further to your response to Question on notice no 368:

(1) Has consideration been given to elderly and/or physically challenged persons who may wish to dispose of waste at ACT rubbish tips and who are able to drive their vehicles to the tip, but may have problems with unloading rubbish and disposing of it in the designated area/s and if so, what are those considerations;

(2) If no consideration has been given, why not;

(3) If it is the case that no penalties are applicable at ACT rubbish tips to ensure that waste is disposed of in the appropriately designated area/s, then what measures are in place to discourage people from offloading their waste in the most easily accessible area of the tip.

Mr Wood

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

(1) At the Mugga Lane landfill all domestic vehicles are normally directed to the transfer


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