Page 4973 - Week 13 - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

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with the private event management company. I will get that information. It was not an ACT government event but it was held at an ACT government venue. Obviously there is some confusion, including with Miss C Burch, as to whether we have responsibility for that. We do not. We were not the event organiser. We simply allowed our venue to be utilised for a private event.

MR WALL: Chief Minister, was a traffic management plan required for the Anthems event staged at the arboretum? Likewise, what additional safety or traffic management precautions or procedures were put in place in the ACT over that weekend, given that there were three major events?

MR BARR: There are traffic management plans required to stage major events in the territory. The location of those events will, of course, determine which government agency is responsible for the regulatory approvals.

In relation to the other events that Mr Wall refers to, one was held on National Capital Authority land, and they would have been the responsible agency in relation to that matter. Certainly, the street party in Lonsdale Street required street closure and road traffic management plans. Similarly, events at the arboretum would require that, but they are the responsibility of the event organiser, a private events company.


MS CHEYNE: My question is to the Minister for City Services: noting that Recycling Week ran from 12 to 18 November, can you update us on what activities the ACT government undertook to support this important initiative?

MR STEEL: I thank Ms Cheyne for her question. National Recycling Week was an important opportunity to educate the community about the environmental benefits of recycling and how we can all minimise waste and better manage these important resources.

As part of Recycling Week Canberrans were given the opportunity to go behind the scenes to see firsthand how recycling and resource recovery processes work in the ACT. Information sessions were held on how people can reduce their household food waste. A free composting and worm farming workshop was on offer for those with gardens. Behind the scenes tours were offered at Soft Landing to see how mattresses are recycled, a really great example of how we can create jobs in a new circular economy. Tours were provided through the Corkhill Bros facility to see how green waste is recycled. The community were shown through the Fyshwick container deposit scheme collection point, including the state-of-the-art sorting machinery.

The Green Shed in Mitchell showed off its upcycling skills of turning junk into art and furniture. And I was pleased to visit our recycling discovery hub at the materials recovery facility as ABC Canberra explored what you should and should not be putting into your recycling. Here in the Assembly, Zero Waste Revolution hosted a waste management best practice showcase as we continue our efforts to recover as many resources as possible before they go into landfill.

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