Today’s Performance Audit Report into the ACT’s Management of Recycling Estates and E-waste found serious failings in the management of the Parkwood Road Recycling Estate. ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe said today that this confirms fears that have already been raised by the Canberra Liberals.
“In May 2010 the issue of fire management was raised with ACT Labor however those concerns were ignored,” Mr Coe said today.
“Then in August 2011, despite numerous warnings, a fire occurred in wood stockpiles at the Parkwood Estate that smouldered for days.
“Later that month, ACT Labor voted against the Canberra Liberals’ motion calling for more information about the fire despite the serious blaze lasting for days and despite it requiring more than 15 fire crews to control.
“I echoed the ESA’s calls for a risk management plan of the entire site to be conducted. But shockingly the Auditor General still had to include a recommendation in today’s report for the Government to finalise this plan.
“It is clear that the ACT Labor Government is led by arrogance, and Canberrans should not have to foot the bill for ACT Labor’s mismanagement of the Estate,” Mr Coe concluded.