Coun­cil ‘no’ to Bullsbrook tip site ap­pli­ca­tion

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

CITY of Swan coun­cil­lors have re­fused an ap­pli­ca­tion for a tip site in Bullsbrook af­ter sig­nif­i­cant com­mu­nity con­cerns.

The ap­pli­ca­tion, which was re­fused in Septem­ber last year, was sent to the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal for me­di­a­tion and was re­turned to the coun­cil for re­con­sid­er­a­tion at its meet­ing on Jan­uary 17.

Swan Hills MLA Jes­sica Shaw was at the meet­ing with res­i­dents and wel­comed the de­ci­sion af­ter more than a year-long fight to stop the land­fill site go­ing ahead.

“The pro­posal would see hun­dreds of trucks daily us­ing Chit­ter­ing Road, six days a week, pass­ing by the lo­cal school, child­care cen­tre, town site and dense hous­ing,” she said.

“It poses a gen­uine road safety risk and would im­pact on the area’s pop­u­lar­ity as a tourist route fre­quently used by cy­clists and mo­tor­cy­clists.”

She said the land­fill site would also leave res­i­dents open to toxic chem­i­cals and con­tam­i­na­tion.

More than 1300 peo­ple signed a pe­ti­tion against the tip.

Bullsbrook Res­i­dent and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Anne Sibbel said she was happy the coun­cil had lis­tened to res­i­dents’ con­cerns.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.