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Alice Springs news

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Title

Alice Springs news

Collection

Alice Springs news; NewspaperNT

Date

2008-07-24

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspspers; Australia, Central; Alice Springs (N.T.); Newspapers

Publisher name

Erwin Chlanda

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Volume

v. 15 issue 25

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Erwin Chlanda

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/232757

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/661377

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5 0 % hike in dump B y K I E R A N F I N N A N E A 5 0 % h ike i n fees f o r d isposing o f g e n e r a l waste at the landf i l l w i l l " k i l l " a local was te disposal c o m p a n y . O w n e r o f A l i c e Waste , F r i t z Hapke ( p i c t u r e d ) , says he was on ly made aware o f the increase - f r o m $53 to $80 a tonne - this week , but he w i l l have to start paying as of next F r i d a y , A u g u s t 1. H e says he received no letter or emai l but, as a " L a n d fill account holder" was handed a photocopied notification w h e n he used the weighbr idge on M o n d a y . H e says w h e n the weighbr idge was installed at the landfill five years ago the charge was $40 per tonne. In the fo l lowing years it was increased each year at a rate o f $2 per tonne. " W e could handle that." T h e n last year it went f r o m $48 to $53, an increase o f 30%, and n o w it has j u m p e d to $80 a tonne - an increase o f 50% in just 12 months, 100% in five years. A n d counci l want their money w i th in 14 days. " I ' v e been paying $20,000 a month . A s o f next week , i t ' l l be $30,000 - i t ' l l k i l l us !" says M r Hapke. " I t 's v e r y diff icult to pass on an increase l ike that in one g o to our customers." T h i s charge is for commercia l general waste dis posal. . M r Hapke has seven trucks and 250 odd customers, ma in ly businesses. H i s trucks go to the landfil l e v e r y day. T h e r e are t w o companies doing this in t o w n , A l i c e Waste , and the national company , C leanaway ( w h o did not respond to a request fo r comment ) . M r Hapke says that apart f r o m green waste disposal, w h i c h has gone up by 100%, other landfill fees have gen eral ly o n l y increased b y 10%. H e was expect ing an increase for general waste o f around 8.5%, in line w i t h the publicised increase in rev enue raised f r o m rates, or o f 9% in line w i th the increase for domestic waste disposal. "I could cop that on the chin . W h a t ' s the di f ference between domestic and general waste? " C o u n c i l seem to be targeting pr i vate business. " A 50% increase for m y little busi ness is horrendous!" Counci l C E O R e x M o o n e y says: " T h e different charges for commerc ia l and residential waste disposal reflect the high numbers o f tourists and waste generated b y commercia l activities. " I f the rates for commercia l and resi dential general waste were to remain the same, the rate payers o f A l i c e Springs are essentially being asked to subsidise the cost o f waste generated by tourists and commerc ia l act ivit ies." R E H A B I L I T A T I O N M r M o o n e y says the $80 fee reflects for the first t ime the future cost o f rehabil i tating the landfill: " C o u n c i l is responsible for the environmental management o f the landfil l for 30 years after its closure. "Planning is necessary so that reha bilitation costs are not accrued as an i m mense sum at the end o f the landfi l l l ife time w h e n A l i c e Springs residents w i l l be expected to pay for it." H e says the $80 general waste charge breaks d o w n as fo l lows: 70% for the landfill contract and recyc l ing; 25% for future cost of a new landfi l l ; and 5% for operational'costs such rehabilitation. "Counc i l ' s position has always been toon ly implement increases where necessary and in a manner where cost r e 1 c o v e r y is reflective o f the usage," says M r M o o n e y . 1. v * 1, ^ "t Terr i tory 9 teacher at N o r t h e r n T e r r i t o r y ' s greenest teacher has been f o u n d - M a r t y A z z o p a r d i f r o m B r a i t l i n g P r i m a r y S c h o o l . M s A z z o p a r d i (at left, w i th D i x o n Road area resi dents protesting against the dongas) has been awarded Clean U p Austra l ia 's G r e e n Teacher award for her w o r k on environmental education at the school , including the introduction o f init iatives such as can c o l l e c t i o n s , encouraging lunches w i th m i n i m a l p a c k a g i n g , and w o r m farming. C l e a n U p A u s t r a l i a Cha i rman Ian K i e r n a n A O said M s A z z o p a r d i has set a new standard for e n v i ronmental education in the T e r r i t o r y . s greenest Brait l ing " M a r t y w o r k s to get the w h o l e school i n v o l v e d in environmental initiatives in w a y s in w h i c h both the school and the who le c o m m u n i t y benef i t ," M r K i ernan said. M s A z z o p a r d i has also i n t r o d u c e d the G o l d e n B r o o m award , awarded to students w h o exhibit an e x ceptional attitude towards envi ronmenta l protection. " M a r t y ' s approach is to recognise students w h o make the effort to be e n v i ronmenta l ly aware is an encouraging and posi t ive a p p r o a c h , " M r K i e r n a n said. " A s a result o f M a r t y ' s dedication a number o f stu dents have set up their o w n envi ronmenta l projects." 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