Council ‘no’ to Bullsbrook tip site application
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.