The following comments can be attributed to Director Economy, Investment and Attraction Brett Luxford:
please confirm the charges for the trial?
Food and Drink
Business - $250 per month ($3,000 for 12 months)
Take Away Food
Business - $200 per month ($2,400 for 12 months)
Office $100 per
month - ($1,200 for 12 months)
or Drink) - $150 per month ($1,800 for 12 months)
We are aiming
to recover 60 per cent ($114,000) of the estimated expenditure of the trial,
with the aim of building market confidence and encouraging the private sector
to deliver the services after the trial ends.
The trial will
alleviate the need for businesses to own and store large bins within their own
premises and will benefit the amenity of the developing laneways precinct as a
destination for locals and visitors.
fees on top of existing fees for rubbish removal or will they replace existing
The trial is
optional and is an alternative for businesses to replace their existing waste
and recycling collection services.
With a flat
rate being proposed, some businesses may pay considerably less than their
current waste and recycling charges, while others may pay more.
asked what they currently pay for their waste and recycling collection services
varied significantly, which reflects the diversity of businesses types and the
different demand for waste and recycling that is generated.
Nine per cent
paid more than $300 per month; 27 per cent paid between $100 and $300; and 42
per cent paid less than $100.