Sta­ley: Ac­tion needed on tyre dump

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Mem­ber for Ripon Louise Sta­ley has sub­mit­ted a pe­ti­tion to State Par­lia­ment signed by al­most 1000 Stawell res­i­dents call­ing on the govern­ment to take ac­tion on a Stawell tyre dump.

Ms Sta­ley said the pe­ti­tion de­manded the govern­ment com­plete all out­stand­ing pa­per­work, per­mits and ap­provals to al­low the tyres to be re­moved from the site as soon as pos­si­ble.

The pe­ti­tion was signed by 998 Stawell and district res­i­dents con­cerned about fire risk and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues stem­ming from the tyre pile.

Ms Sta­ley said more than nine-mil­lion used tyres sit in Stawell be­cause of in­ac­tion by the govern­ment in deal­ing with Used Tyre Re­cy­cling Cor­po­ra­tion plans to shred the tyres into ‘car­bon black’.

She said the sheer num­ber of sig­na­tures on the pe­ti­tion was a clear mes­sage from the Stawell com­mu­nity that it wanted this sit­u­a­tion fixed ‘ur­gently’.

“The com­mu­nity of Stawell has had enough,” Ms Sta­ley said.

“The An­drews Govern­ment needs to ac­tively as­sist in get­ting this vi­tal project back on track.

“If the tyre dump caught fire it would be burn­ing for weeks, blan­ket­ing Stawell in toxic fumes.

“This is why ev­ery fire sea­son ex­tra Coun­try Fire Au­thor­ity re­sources are as­signed to pre­vent the ig­nit­ing.

“Get­ting this project go­ing will not only re­move an en­vi­ron­men­tal hazard, it will cre­ate jobs in Stawell.

“It’s high time Daniel An­drews and the En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter stopped pro­cras­ti­nat­ing and got on with the job of get­ting this project back on track.

“Stawell res­i­dents have waited long enough, this project can­not be de­layed any fur­ther.” pile from

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