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The sale process is separate to the current environmental impact assessment or any future DA process.

Waste—dumping and collecting
(Question No 510)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:

(1) Has the ACT Government ever entered into an arrangement with a recycler or recyclers to transport glass products collected from ACT curbside collections outside the ACT; if so, what due diligence was done by the Government to ensure the glass would indeed be properly recycled.

(2) What discussions has the Government had with the Yass Valley Council and the NSW EPA about the dumping of glass from ACT recycle bins at Bywong.

(3) If the Government has had discussions; (a) when did these discussions commence and (b) what was the outcome of these discussions.

(4) Does the ACT Government acknowledge any responsibility for the glass from ACT recycle bins which has been dumped beside the Federal highway in NSW; if so, what action is the Government taking to remediate the site.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) No.

(2) In late 2015 and early 2016, the ACT Environment Protection Authority had discussions with a number of parties concerning the stockpiling of glass in Hadlow Drive Bywong, including the NSW EPA, Yass Valley Council, Remondis (ACT operator) and Group 8 (glass recipient Bywong).

(3) a) Refer to response to question 2;

b) Remondis ceased taking material into NSW once they were advised by the ACT EPA that the facility did not have the appropriate NSW approvals.

(4) Full responsibility lies with Group 8.

Government—land development policies
(Question No 511)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 25 August 2017:

(1) What was the scheduled date of settlement of Block 11 Section 21 Hume to FOY Group.

(2) Was the sale settled on that date; if not, why not.

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