Special electors meeting to address Dardanup Cleanaway expansion

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
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A Dardanup shire special electors meeting is expected to be well attended among unrest from surrounding residents about proposed changes to the the Dardanup Cleanaway landfill site.

Tomorrow night’s meeting was called by shire president Mick Bennett after he received a community petition requesting it.

Dardanup resident Valerie Brandstater said she was concerned by the expansion because she lived within 3km of the site.

“It’s been something that has been developing around us and now it looms larger – we’re frantically trying to stop it,” she said.

“It is a situation that should probably never be allowed.”

The council received three planning approval applications relating to the landfill site on Banksia Road in December.

The first was so that the site could operate 24 hours a day, the second related to a proposed leachate pond and the third was to remove waste classifications for areas of the site.

“The fact they are trying to get extended trading hours, plus extra cells made and more trucks on the road is quite alarming,” Mrs Brandstater said.

“I’ve been talking to people about it over the last few days but there are a lot that are completely unaware it was happening within our shire.

“It has the potential to blow out into a potentially huge waste facility on the hill.

“I just want to encourage ratepayers to come, be heard and make your presence felt.”

Councillors were briefed on the proposal yesterday, ahead of the main meeting at Dardanup Community Hall at 7pm tomorrow.

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