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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1098 ..

Mugga Lane waste facility

(Question No 57)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the Mugga Lane Waste Facility:

1. What is the cost of the large shed under construction for Revolve;

2. Who paid for the shed;

3. Will Revolve:

(a) continue to operate the facility; and

(b) where do Revolve's profits go;

4. What is the involvement of Thiess Services in this waste facility/operation.

Mr Wood: The answer to Mr Cornwell's question is as follows:

1. The large shed for Revolve is a component of improved recycling facilities and the small vehicle transfer station being constructed at the Mugga Lane landfill. The shed cost approximately $500 000.

2. The cost of the shed is included in the payment for the construction of new waste management infrastructure at Mugga Lane landfill which is being paid for by ACT NOWaste. However, Revolve will pay rental for the site based on turnover, which will contribute towards paying for the new infrastructure.

3. (a) Revolve will continue to operate the Revolve facilities at Mugga Lane as a sub-contractor to Thiess Services.

(b) Revolve is a 'not for personal profit' company and any profits generated are reinvested in creating jobs and recovering resources.

(4) Thiess Services are under contract to ACT NOWaste for the construction and operation of the new waste management facilities at Mugga Lane.

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