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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6064 ..


(2) Monthly recorded patronage since 2008 is represented in the table below

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

2008

866267

1428918

1346252

1253267

1568323

1398930

2009

861545

1409161

1553759

1162945

1497461

1362720

2010

859540

1456168

1654629

1204709

1501485

1271528

2011

1104010

1952174

2327862

1485503

1571928

1441132

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

2008

1332631

1500349

1517085

1399895

1352036

1065894

2009

1272094

1443084

1412372

1318983

1350823

1051825

2010

1295443

1430129

1405473

1305784

1326180

1201179

2011

1338089

1762348

1678530

1415300


Waste—system costings(Question No 1900)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 27 October 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development):

In relation to costings and assessment of waste system options, could the costings and other data, for example GHG emissions, that underpin the conclusions reached in the draft Waste Strategy in relation to organic and residual waste sources at page 17, be provided in the form of a single diagram or table, that includes capital infrastructure costings as well as costing and GHG gas emissions for collection/transport, for example self-haul.

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

The URS and Eco Waste reports contained substantial data to inform consideration of future waste services and infrastructure options. They included data on capital and operating costs, GHG emissions, resource recovery rates, and total tonnes to landfill. The report summarised the results for 17 scenarios including a business as usual scenario.

The first report also considered the viability of the next generation of energy-from-waste technologies such as slow pyrolysis and gasification. These bioenergy technologies have the potential to generate renewable energy and sequester carbon.

The URS and Eco Waste reports were released in their entirety on my Directorate’s website on 8 December 2010.

Following extensive public consultation on the draft ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy 2010-2025 (draft waste strategy), the Directorate procured Hyder Consulting to evaluate a smaller set of scenarios. This report will help inform the Government’s understanding of the costs to ratepayers, along with the appropriate approaches to managing financial and technical risks under potential procurement options. The report of this consultation will also be made publicly available.



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