No Incinerators in Urban Areas
There are currently four proposals for major waste incineration projects in the Greater Sydney and Blue Mountains region including at Eastern Creek, Blacktown, Matraville and Lithgow.
A bill introduced by Independent MP Justin Field will seek to prohibit the construction of waste incinerators in urban areas with the bill’s details to be drafted in consultation with local communities concerned about the potential health impacts of mixed waste incinerators.
Justin Field gave notice of the “Environmental Planning Assessment Amendment (Waste Incinerator Facilities - Residential Exclusion Zones) Bill 2020” in the Legislative Council and will seek to debate the legislation once the Parliament returns to normal sittings early in June.
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