Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 1119 ..
Government—Fyshwick land sale
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Parton on Wednesday, 21 February 2018):
The proponent sought consolidation of the blocks for the purpose of a recyclable materials freight hub.
On 7 April 2017 a development application (DA201630668) was approved for the construction of a hardstand structure and associated works on Block 11 Section 8 Fyshwick (parallel to the existing railway line). There have been no other recent approvals in relation to the subject site.
Mr Gentleman (in reply to a question by Ms Le Couteur on Wednesday, 21 February 2018):
The planning and land authority issued a scoping document on 15 January 2018 for a materials recovery facility intended to process 300,000 tonnes of waste per annum. The proponent has indicated that the facility has the potential to divert 90% of municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial waste from the ACT waste stream. However, the proposal is only in the early stages of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process and more details of the proposed operation including waste movements will be required to be addressed in the actual EIS.
The proponent has informed the Authority that a draft EIS is currently being prepared based on the scoping document which was issued in January 2018 for a materials recovery facility only.