Council, 1 December 2005.
- That the Council replace[s] the two similar policies for collection of refuse and recyclables on private rights of way and adopt a new integrated Private Lane Refuse and Recycling Policy:
- That the extension of the refuse collection service down private rights of way (lanes) be approved by the Council in accordance with the criteria set out below:
That organisations responsible for administration of multiple unit gated developments e.g. the Body Corporate, be permitted to apply for collection services on behalf of residents. The services will be provided subject to the same conditions as for private rights of way (lanes) being met, and in addition they must:
Provide driver-activated access, by means of a remote control, and card key or access code as back-ups. Where access codes are used, gated communities are required to notify the Council any time the codes change. (In the event that the number of such developments presents an unmanageable number of access methods, the driver-activated access option may be reviewed.)
- The collection contractors' small vehicles used for collecting from 'difficult access streets' (as defined in the collection contract) must be able to safely negotiate the lane, and turn at the lane end, without driving over footpaths, berms and driveways
- Lane to service a minimum of five houses
- Service will be withdrawn if safe access by the collection vehicle is persistently impeded e.g. parked vehicles
- Applications from residents to be a simple majority (51 per cent or greater)
- Applications to be administered through the City Water and Waste Unit
- Residents of affected private rights of way (lanes) must acknowledge that in providing the requested Council services, the Council will not be liable for personal or property crimes that may occur as a consequence of providing the requested Council services.
- Acknowledge that in providing the requested Council services, the Council will not be liable for personal or property crimes that may occur as a consequence of providing the requested Council services.
4) That should the criteria not be met or a gated community choose not [to] apply for collection services within the community, that community shall provide a collection point for Council rubbish bags and recycling containers outside the security perimeter.