EPA decides not to carry out formal assessment of proposed Dardanup landfill expansion

The West Australian
Dardanup and Ferguson Valley community members took part in a drive slow procession on Tuesday as they continued their campaign against the expansion of the Banksia Road landfill site.
Camera IconDardanup and Ferguson Valley community members took part in a drive slow procession on Tuesday as they continued their campaign against the expansion of the Banksia Road landfill site. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

The Environmental Protection Agency will not carry out a formal assessment of the potential impact of expanded operations at Dardanup’s Banksia Road landfill site.

The agency gave notice of its decision on Monday, two months after Dardanup Shire Council referred the proposal.

In the notice the agency said it considered the expansion was “unlikely to have a significant impact on the environment”.

More than 220 comments were made during a seven-day public comment period and the agency acknowledged the Dardanup community’s opposition.

The Dardanup Environmental Action Group has indicated it will appeal the decision ahead of the July 22 deadline.

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