Sta­ley stresses need for ac­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Mem­ber for Ripon Louise Sta­ley has stepped up her call for the State Gov­ern­ment to take ac­tion on Stawell’s tyre dump.

Ms Sta­ley, who has stud­ied the po­ten­tial en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of the site with state Op­po­si­tion en­vi­ron­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brad Bat­tin, said the gov­ern­ment needed to lis­ten to the Stawell com­mu­nity.

She said an over­whelm­ing num­ber of Stawell peo­ple wanted the State Gov­ern­ment to ‘get out of the way’ so work on re­mov­ing of the tyres could start.

“The peo­ple of Stawell have spo­ken in their droves. The An­drews gov­ern­ment needs to get on with the job and al­low the tyre-recycling process to start,” Ms Sta­ley said.

“Stawell Used Tyre Corp is ready and wait­ing for the green light to start recycling th­ese tyres, in­stead they con­tinue to be mucked around by an in­com­pe­tent An­drews gov­ern­ment.”

Ms Sta­ley made the com­ments af­ter pre­sent­ing a pe­ti­tion to State Par­lia­ment con­tain­ing nearly 1000 sig­na­tures of Stawell district peo­ple call­ing on the gov­ern­ment to ‘ur­gently’ com­plete out­stand­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive work and ap­provals ‘hold­ing the re­moval of the tyres back’.

Mr Bat­tin said he con­sid­ered it dis­grace­ful that no ac­tion had yet been taken to re­move the tyres.

“For far too long th­ese tyres have marred the land­scape of Stawell,” he said.

“We can’t af­ford any more pro­cras­ti­na­tion – they must go.

“Ev­ery day that no ac­tion oc­curs is a big risk to Stawell. If the tyres caught fire it would burn for weeks, thick smog and fumes would poi­son the air and Pre­mier Daniel An­drews would be to blame for his in­ac­tion.”

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