Incin­er­a­tor has strong op­po­si­tion

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Vera Ber­tola

A PE­TI­TION en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to “Say NO to the world’s big­gest incin­er­a­tor at East­ern Creek” is cir­cu­lat­ing on change.org.

Lo­cal woman Les­ley Wat­son ini­ti­ated the on­line cam­paign and has promised the sig­na­tures will be de­liv­ered to Black­town Mayor Stephen Bali and NSW Plan­ning Min­is­ter Rob Stokes.

While Black­town Coun­cil has been vo­cal in its op­po­si­tion to the de­vel­op­ment, the ul­ti­mate de­ci­sion on whether the incin­er­a­tor will go ahead is up to the Plan­ning Depart­ment.

The pe­ti­tion points out the incin­er­a­tor will op­er­ate 24 hours, seven days a week, and ac­cept waste from in­dus­tries around NSW, rais­ing po­ten­tial health risks.

Pen­rith Cr Mau­rice Girotto voiced his con­cerns about the pro­posed incin­er­a­tor re­cently.

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