Incinerator a big risk
David Rudman makes an excellent point in his letter (Waste concerns, 20/3), in which he asks whether rigorous investigations had taken place before councillors ticked off on the proposed incinerator, and goes on to state that the last thing we need is another Point Peron-type fiasco.
Interestingly, the same three councillors voted in support of both the recent incinerator and the Point Peron Mangles Bay Marina proposal in 2012, which was ultimately withdrawn after 10 years of constant community opposition and with the proponent being paid around $6 million in compensation from our public purse.
I believe that it’s our wider community who knows best but they are too often not adequately consulted by the council at the outset, which is unfair given it’s the community who ultimately bear the burden of any poor decision making.
If this incinerator is built, it will again be the community who will suffer or have to pay up. Dawn Jecks Safety Bay