Page 3190 - Week 07 - Thursday, 30 June 2011

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

(1) No.

(2) No. There are no outstanding obligations to display village builders.

(3) There are no agreements in relation to Molonglo, and the existing display village in Bonner is scheduled to close in 2011-12.

(4) No arrangements exist in relation to marketing and advertising.

(5) There are no agreements to provide display villages in Crace. The developments at Crace are undertaken by Crace Developments Pty Ltd under the Joint Venture Agreement between Crace Developments and the Land Development Agency.

Molonglo—waste depot
(Question No 1675)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 30 June 2011:

(1) In relation to the Land Development Agency’s plans for a construction waste depot for Molonglo, what progress has there been in establishing a construction waste materials recycling facility in the Molonglo Valley.

(2) Has a site been identified for such a facility.

(3) What are the impediments to establishing such a facility.

(4) Are there any targets for construction waste materials recovery.

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

(1) The Land Development Agency (LDA) intends to establish an on site Builder's Waste Recycling Facility for Wright and Coombs. The LDA has undertaken preliminary consultation with ACT No Waste, undertaken market research and identified a number of potential providers. The proposal will be further progressed once a site has been selected.

(2) The LDA is currently undertaking analysis on several sites to identify the most suitable location for the Builder's Waste Recycling facility.

(3) There are a range of impediments to establishing a Builder's Waste Recycling facility, including zoning, noise, dust, servicing and proximity to residential areas. However, the LDA is confident these issues can be resolved and intends to call for proposals from the private sector to run the facility before the end of the year.

(4) As required for EnviroDevelopment certification, the LDA is targeting recycling or reuse of at least 60 per cent of all civil and built form construction waste. However, it should be noted that the LDA is not able to compel builders to use the on site Builder's Waste Recycling Facility. The LDA will, in conjunction with the operator of the facility, undertake a marketing and education program to ensure all builders in Wright and Coombs are aware of the facility and the benefits of utilising it.

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