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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3434 ..


(3) Has Flexible given the Government a water sample from the GPT and drying pad next to the Drakeford drive; if so, can the Minister provide the results.

(4) Has Flexible given the Government a sediment sample from the GPT and drying pad next to Drakeford drive; if so, can the Minister provide the results.

(5) Is Flexible required to provide the Government with information about the source of material placed at ANU Cricket Ground and Drakeford drive; if so, can the Minister give information about the source of material; if not, why is Flexible not required to provide the information.

(6) How many times has debris been cleared from the ANU Cricket Ground and Drakeford drive GPT in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019, (e) 2020 and (f) 2021.

(7) What are the volumes of debris cleared from the ANU and Drakeford drive GPT.

(8) Why are independent tests not done to ensure integrity and confidence that no contaminated waste is being disposed of, leaking or drying at the ANU and Drakeford drive GPTs.

(9) Has the Government consulted/surveyed residents near the drying beds about odours and other issues near the drying beds including residents’ concerns.

(10) Has the Government done any testing near the drying beds about odours and how they compare to Environment Protection Authority standards; if so, can the Minister provide details.

(11) Why is transporting the waste straight to Mugga Lane not the most efficient environmental solution.

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

(1) No, this task is not in Flexible’s maintenance contract. Collection of water samples is not typically required under their Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to accord with EPA regulations.

(2) No, this task is not in Flexible’s maintenance contract. Collection of water samples is not typically required under their EMP to accord with EPA regulations.

(3) No, this task is not in Flexible’s maintenance contract. Collection of water samples is not typically required under their EMP to accord with EPA regulations.

(4) No, this task in not in Flexible’s maintenance contract. Collection of water samples is not typically required under their EMP to accord with EPA regulations.

(5) No, Flexible are not required to provide information about the source of material placed at the Turner and Monash drying pads. These are designated locations for drying wet material collected in the course of their stormwater network contracted services to Roads ACT. Materials dried at these locations are typically collected from the Belconnen and Central Canberra regions.

(6) Please see data below:


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