Residents unhappy and call on Government departments to step in
Dardanup residents are unhappy the council and community will now have limited input into determining whether operations at the Banksia Road landfill site will be expanded.
Last week Cleanaway withdrew three development applications which were to be assessed by Dardanup shire councillors.
The company also announced it would submit revised applications to be assessed by the Joint Developmental Assessment Panel due to “the increase of project value”.
Mrs Trigwell said the procedure would not allow the Dardanup Shire Council to follow its usual decision making process taking into account community input.
“This Banksia Road site is just a 10 minute drive from Bunbury, and yet a major portion of the household waste from the Perth Metropolitan Area is dumped here,” she said.
She said the community was united in its opposition to the expansion of the waste precinct.
“The planning of this massive waste precinct, on the doorstep of a growing residential, tourism and recreational enclave is completely illogical and needs addressing urgently,” she said.
“It is time for the WA Planning Commission, the Environmental Protection Authority and the Department of a Water & Environmental Regulation to recognise what is happening here and act to curb further expansion of the waste site.”
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