Dust up over clay bid

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

UP­PER Swan res­i­dents have raised con­cerns with the City of Swan over a pro­posal to ex­tract clay off Ap­ple Street.

The pro­posal, which will be voted on at tonight’s Coun­cil meet­ing , is seek­ing ap­proval to ex­tract clay two weeks a year at the site due to a de­mand for the re­source.

Res­i­dent Ann Winch­ester said the area was los­ing its iden­tity through on­go­ing ex­trac­tive work in the area and plans for a high-den­sity res­i­den­tial sub­di­vi­sion.

She said some of the con­cerns were traf­fic man­age­ment, noise and dust.

“We have grave con­cerns for dust, which will em­anate from the site,” she said.

“We have no faith that this will be a twoweek ex­ca­va­tion pe­riod and that the hours of op­er­a­tion will be be­tween 7am and 5.30pm.”

She said ap­prov­ing this project would only fur­ther re­duce the ru­ral out­look of the area and im­pact cur­rent res­i­dents.

The pro­posal re­ceived four sub­mis­sions, all ob­ject­ing to the pro­posal.

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