Proposal for waste station is on the nose
ERSKINE Park residents are concerned at the impact a proposed waste transfer facility on an existing Transpacific Cleanaway site will have on air quality and traffic.
The proposed facility, to be built in the Erskine Park Business Park, is expected to receive about 240 garbage trucks a day.
Despite two community information nights, residents say many questions remain unanswered .
Orchard Hills resident Mark Sharp, who is building a childcare just a few blocks away, was concerned about the air quality: “There might be health issues.Who’s monitoring the air quality? How do they do the tests?”
Erskine Park resident John Lemaire, a former garbage truck driver, said it wasn’t fair on the residents.
“At the moment you can get up to 17 or 18 trucks, but if you get 240, it will be diabolical,” Mr Lemaire said.
Cleanaway NSW general manager David Clancy said roller shutter doors would help contain odours.
“Studies confirm that proposed containment measures will comply with EPA criteria, and additional work is under way to meet our design objective of no unacceptable odour impact,” Mr Clancy said.