Changes to BP up­grade con­di­tions

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Har­vey Shire Coun­cil has ap­proved amend­ments to the up­grade of the BP petrol sta­tion in Australind and agreed to foot the bill for ground wa­ter mon­i­tor­ing near the site if the need arises.

On site, the amend­ments re­quire BP to con­duct its own ground wa­ter mon­i­tor­ing every six months, and a re­port to the Depart­ment of Wa­ter and En­vi­ron­men­tal Reg­u­la­tion every two years.

Har­vey shire pres­i­dent Ta­nia Jack­son said while there were con­cerns in the com­mu­nity about ground wa­ter mon­i­tor­ing, the coun­cil could not force BP to mon­i­tor wa­ter qual­ity off-site.

Cr Jack­son said the coun­cil agreed that drainage in the area from Ri­d­ley Place and the boat ramp could also af­fect the wa­ter qual­ity, not just the run-off from the BP site.

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