Progress Association · Landfill in the Avon Valley
An information meeting is to be held in Toodyay about the movement of landfill operators into the Avon Valley.
10am, Saturday 18 May 2013, Toodyay Memorial Hall.
Toodyay Shire rejected the Class II Opal Vale proposal for Chitty Road but has been over ruled by SAT (State Administrative Tribunal).
The last chance to stop this landfill is by the community appealing to the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).
This is a real concern as the proponents had previously been defeated on a Class IV proposal in 1998 for the same site.
This means for Toodyay Road truck movements of between 17 - 42 trucks/hour (210 - 505 trucks/day)
as estimated by the proponents Shawmac Report 3/1/12 (Consulting Civil & Traffic Engineers, Risk Managers).
A second application by SITA at York will use Great Eastern Highway.
Both of these sites sit on a NNW trending fault line which has rich clay, sand and gravel deposits already being mined.
The DEC has now stopped licensing new landfill applications above Class I on the Swan Coastal Plain.
There is a push to find more sites close to Perth and in existing pits to minimise costs in excavating.
The fault line sits within the South West Seismic Zone (SWSZ), the most active and unpredictable in Australia.
It is not just one Class II, more will come and existing landfills can have their class upgraded.
All statements can be verified.
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