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(7) What consultation will be undertaken with local residents during siting study considerations.

(8) Will the Waste Feasibility Study recommendations hit the Government’s 90 percent recovery target; if not, what other strategies does the Government plan to undertake to deliver on this target or is the Government intending on reducing the target.

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

(1) The specific criteria for selecting a suitable site for a FOGO processing facility will be determined in 2018-19 as part of a study to identify options for suitable sites.

(2) As the site, infrastructure, technology and project delivery method have not been determined it is not possible to provide financial information on a specific solution.

(3) The future use of and markets for products created by a FOGO processing facility have not been determined.

(4) While no decision of service delivery models have been made, the 240 litre mobile garbage bins being provided for garden waste would also be suitable for use as a FOGO bin. The specification of this bin is commonly used as a FOGO bin by local governments in Australia.

(5) The Waste Feasibility Study (WFS) proposes the opt-in garden waste service be replaced by a universal (i.e. non-opt-in) FOGO collection service for ACT households. The WFS Roadmap seeks to remove organic waste from the landfill including both household and non-household food waste. The WFS Roadmap proposes an ACT-wide food waste avoidance education program prior to commencement of FOGO.

(6) The specific criteria for a processed engineered fuel (PEF) production plant has not been determined. The WFS proposes the ACT develop a waste-to-energy policy prior to commencing feasibility work on an ACT PEF plant.

(7) The stakeholder consultation associated with selection of a PEF site has not yet been determined.

(8) The WFS Roadmap provides an approach to achieve 87% landfill diversion. It seeks to achieve this without the need for large-scale thermal treatment of inert waste in the ACT. The Roadmap provides a way of achieving up to 80% diversion through waste avoidance and recycling, with the additional 7% of landfill diversion achieved through the processing residual (non-recyclable) waste into PEF.

(Question No 1332)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

(1) In relation to government primary schools, how many (a) have a separate dedicated library, (b) have a staff member with the title teacher librarian, (c) with a library do not have a dedicated teacher librarian and (d) do not have a separate delegated library space.

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