I noticed a story on Win TV on Wednesday night that mentioned that the tender for the Revolve operations at Mugga tip was up for grabs. I was actually just wondering what people thought of this process? It seems odd to me that the ACT Government feels that is has the right to tender out a not for personal profit business that has been running At Mugga tip for 18 years, in that time it has employed hundreds of local people and resold or recycled more material than I care to imagine, to add insult to injury the Government of the time never even wanted it to start in the first place. It took almost seven years of lobbying and negotiations before Revolve was even able to open its gates. Surely the ‘waste’ that is generated by the Canberra community is still really the property of Canberra people? Why would we want this to be given away to a multi-national company or at best a private company from interstate?
How do you tender 18 years of good will, public education and reputation?
[ED – The CT also had a piece on this yesterday]