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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2892 ..

Belconnen and Mugga Lane landfills

(Question No 364)

Ms Tucker asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the contracting out of the management of the Belconnen and Mugga Lane landfills to Thiess:

1. How will the scavenging rights of Revolve be affected by the establishment of waste transfer stations at Mitchell and Mugga Lane.

2. How will the operations of Revolve be affected by the closure of the Belconnen Landfill to domestic waste.

3. What are the current arrangements regarding the siting of Revolve's buildings and storage yards at the landfills and how will the change to Thiess management impact on these arrangements.

4. What consultation has occurred with Revolve regarding these changes.

Mr Smyth: The answer to Ms Tucker's question is as follows:

1. At Mugga Lane the present scavenging arrangement will continue. Thiess Services intend to call Expressions of Interest for scavenging rights at Mitchell. Revolve will have the opportunity to submit a bid.

2. Revolve advise that they intend to continue their Belconnen operation after the landfill is closed to domestic waste. I am advised that around 70 per cent of their material comes from direct drop off.

3. Revolve currently occupy their sites under a licence agreement with ACT Waste. The contract with Thiess includes the construction at Mugga Lane of 2,000m2 of enclosed building and 5,000m2 of secure yard. Revolve will occupy this new space as a sub-contractor to Thiess Services.

4. Extensive consultation with Revolve has occurred and they have initiated design changes which better suit their business.

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