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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4597 ..

Families Levy (SFL) and the Fire and Emergency Service Levy (FESL).

The SFL and the FESL are $30 and $294 respectively for residential properties in 2017-18. The combined cost of these two levies is $324. The average general rates for each suburb provided in Question on Notice 318 will increase by this amount if the SFL and FESL are included.

(Question No 648)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Regulatory Services, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) Has SSWR provided a volumetric survey of the Recycling Facility at Block 66 Section 22 Hume to the EPA which identifies all material on the site in accordance with the Environmental Authorisation (EA); if so, can a copy of this survey be provided so the public can be informed of what materials are on the site; if not, why not, and when will this survey take place.

(2) When is SSWR required to have installed permanent height markers on the site so that a visual check can be made of the stockpile in accordance with the EA.

(3) Is SSWR required, under the EA, to ensure that all reasonable and practicable steps are undertaken to prevent litter escaping from the site; if so, have neighbours of the site reported that litter and dust is regularly escaping onto their properties and causing distress.

(4) Will the Government require SSWR to build a more substantial barrier around the facility to prevent the escape of litter and dust from the property.

(5) Has a development application been lodged for this process, noting SSWR’s advice that it would like to build such a barrier.

(6) Will the Government assist with the cost of erecting this barrier noting the significant impact that litter and dust are having on surrounding businesses.

(7) Is the Government considering placing a prohibition order on SSWR to prevent the receipt of any additional waste until the stockpile has been reduced to the level required in the EA (4200 tonnes); if not, why not.

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

(1) Section 18 of SSWR’s Environmental Authorisation (EA) required them to undertake a volumetric survey on granting of the EA and thereafter twice yearly. To date two surveys have been completed. These are not public documents but under Section 19 of the Environment Protection Act 1997 they are available for inspection upon request.

(2) The EA holder has placed numerous markers around the site to enable a visual inspection of the stockpiles.

(3) Yes. These measures are set out in the Environment Management Plan which was approved by the EPA on 27 June 2017. Access Canberra has received complaints

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