Resident claims tip cannot be stopped
COMMUNITY consultation on Erskine Park’s proposed waste-transfer facility has been slammed by a resident who believes the project is “going to go ahead”.
The facility has met with significant opposition from the community and the top issues raised were the potential odour, increased traffic and sanitation.
Only three people turned up for the final community meeting which the Planning Assessment Commission organised for 2.30pm on Wednesday – a time when people are often at work or picking up children up from school.
A PAC spokeswoman said while the attendance was low the meeting was insightful, but Erskine Park resident Rafael Perez said residents were tired of being ignored.
“I think it was designed so that people couldn’t turn up but the commission can still say ‘we had community consultation’,” Mr Perez said.
“They (EPA, PAC, council) have done nothing.
“The people are frustrated. They said they would take the issues into consideration, but we’ve heard all that before … it’s going to go ahead.”
The PAC spokeswoman said she hoped a final report “will be ready in weeks rather than months”.
The tip plan has been opposed.