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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 23 September 2010) . . Page.. 4508 ..


(2) How many of the offences occurred at 24 hour recycling centres for those prosecutions referred to in part (1).

(3) What penalties were imposed for those prosecutions referred to in part (1).

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. No prosecutions have been made for illegal dumping from 2006 to present; however, the numbers of infringement notices issued for illegal dumping are:

a.

2006-07:

70

b.

2007-08:

97

c.

2008-09:

53

d.

2009-10:

48

e.

2010 to date:

17.

2. No prosecutions have been made for illegal dumping at 24 hour recycling centres from 2006 to present. TAMS is unable to provide statistical information on the number of litter infringement notices that specifically relate to 24 hour recycling centres.

3. No penalties have been imposed for prosecutions for illegal dumping from 2006 to present. The Litter Act 2004 imposes a range of penalties for offences against the Act. Additionally, the Magistrates Court (Litter Infringement Notices) Regulation 2004 provides a range of infringement penalties for litter infringement notices.


Waste—recycling centres(Question No 1051)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 25 August 2010:

(1) What is the total cost to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 24 hour recycling centres.

(2) Will CCTV cameras be installed at all recycling centres.

(3) When will the CCTV cameras be installed.

(4) When will the CCTV cameras become operational.

(5) What is the expected recurrent costing of this initiative per year.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The total for installation of CCTV Camera systems at Phillip and Tuggeranong Recycling Drop-Off Centres was $83,424.00 excluding GST.

(2) CCTV cameras have been installed at Phillip and Tuggeranong Recycling Drop-Off Centres only. These sites are subject to the most illegal dumping. Depending on available budgets and the efficacy of the current systems, further camera systems may be installed at Mitchell and Belconnen Recycling Drop-Off Centres. Other sites do not experience illegal dumping to the levels at the four main centres.


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