Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 06 Hansard (Friday, 27 June 2008) . . Page.. 2416 ..
• Total legal fees incurred by the Land Development Agency so far are $46,508.30 (inclusive of GST). The Chief Minister’s Department is a non billable client of the Government Solicitor’s Office. The cost of legal advice and assistance to ActewAGL is commercial in confidence.
• The Land Development Agency estimates the final cost of legal advice is $61,508.30 (inclusive of GST). The likely cost of legal advice and assistance to ActewAGL is commercial in confidence.
• Determining a price for the land is subject to the applicants obtaining approval of their development application. Following development approval, three current market evaluations for the land will be obtained by the Land Development Agency and the price for the land will be the highest of these valuations.
Waste disposal—tip fees
(Question No 2070)
Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, upon notice, on 6 May 2008 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):
• Is the Government aware of any (a) instances in which any waste management companies have dumped material at the ACT tip without paying the required tip fees and (b) other breaches of tip rules by any waste management companies;
• If the Government is aware of other breaches of tip rules by any waste management companies, (a) which companies have breached the tip rules and how, (b) have these companies made any offer of settlement to the ACT Government over these breaches; if so, what were these offers and were they accepted by the Government and (c) what, if any, action has the Government taken over these breaches.
Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1(a) In 2006 ACT NOWaste detected a number of incidents where a waste collection contractor had disposed of commercial waste to landfill (collected from their commercial customers) under the domestic waste to landfill account used for household kerbside garbage disposal, which does not attract commercial fees and charges.
This contractor was also detected collecting commercial recyclables from business premises in domestic multi-unit collection vehicles and taking them mixed with domestic recyclables to the Material Recycling Facility where they were processed as domestic recyclables and thus did not attract the appropriate commercial charge.
1(b) No other breaches of “tip rules” have been detected by any other waste companies.
2(a) See 1 (a).
2(b) The contractor referred to in 1(a) made an offer of settlement related to the above contractual matters. A settlement was negotiated between Territory and Municipal Services and Cleanaway to the value of $140,000.