In addition to our response on Question 1, CRS would be responsible for exporting the recyclables and then the recovered resources from the centre. A rail line runs through the site, and thus we expect a large proportion of this would be done by rail as the re-use markets are outside the Canberra region.

The commodities market for recyclables is largely outside of Australia, with the exception of cardboard and paper recycling within Australia.

Recyclables would be compressed, baled and containerised for export or shipment. The use of rail, once the infrastructure is established, is far more efficient and at lower costs than road. We have a very strong incentive and commitment to rail transport, its rejuvenation has the support of the NSW Government and initial discussions with the Canberra business community about its economic importance have been very positive.

The scoping requirements document from the ACT Planning Department asks for compliance with the European Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU, which is the strictest standard in the world. It can be found at  CRS proposes to import proven technology from elsewhere in the world that complies with this strict standard.

The ACT EPA already has a range of emissions regulations and the Draft Separation Distance Guidelines for Air Emissions 2014.  Whether the ACT Government decides to adopt separate legislation is a matter for the ACT Government.