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State Significant Development

Response to Submissions

Cleanaway's Western Sydney Energy & Resource Recovery Centre

Blacktown

Current Status: Response to Submissions

Interact with the stages for their names

  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

The purpose of the proposal is to build an energy-from-waste facility that can generate up to 58 megawatts of power by thermally treating up to 500,000 tonnes per year of residual municipal solid waste and residual commercial and industrial waste.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

WSERRC - Notice of Exhibition

Request for SEARs (1)

WSERRC Scoping Report - 13 Nov 2019

SEARs (1)

WSERRC - Issued SEARs

EIS (25)

WSERRC - Volume 1 Environmental Impact Statement
Appendix D Statement of CIV
TR A AQ Impact Assessment
TR B Human Health Risk Assessment
TR C Waste and Resource Management Report
TR D Best Available Techniques Assessment Re
TR E Waste Flow Analysis for Greater Sydney
TR F Soils and Water Assessment Report
TR G Detailed Site Investigation
TR G1 Factual Report on Geotechnical Investig
TR G2 Remediation Action Plan
TR G3 Due Diligence Contamination Investigati
TR H Hydrology and Flooding Assessment Report
TR I Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment
TR J Preliminary Hazard Analysis
TR K Traffic and Transport Assessment
TR L Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
TR M Social Impact Assessment
TR N Greenhouse Gas and Energy Efficiency As
TR O Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment
TR O1 Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Heritage
TR P Utilities and services assessment report
TR Q Biodiversity Development Assessment Repo
SIDRA WSERRC scenario v3-7 for EIS v2
MUSIC W2E Site WQ Model

Response to Submissions (1)

Cleanaway WSERRC - Request RTS - Signed

Agency Advice (12)

NSW Health SEARs - WSERRC
NRAR Water SEARs - WSERRC
Endeavour Energy SEARs - WSERRC
EES SEARs - WSERRC
Sydney Water SEARs - WSERRC
NSW Heritage SEARs - WSERRC
Blacktown City Council SEARs - WSERRC.pdf
WaterNSW SEARs - WSERRC
RMS SEARs - WSERRC
TfNSW SEARs - WSERRC
Fairfield City Council SEARs - WSERRC
EPA SEARs - WSERRC

Submissions

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Natural Resources Access Regulator
Comment
Wollongong , New South Wales
Message
This is a pre-approval matter that should be directed to [email protected] for a combined response from NRAR and DPIE Water.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
I do not want this disgusting polluting furnace so close to our residential area . I already have breathing issues and this project will only make my condition worse.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
I object the project due the harmful benefits it could impose to my health. I love and work in the area and already suffer from asthma. I also hold concerns for what the long term affects it could cause especially when I have my own children in the future. The science behind the negative and harmful emissions is very concerning and I am not even sure how it has even been proposed. The site is so close to a lot of homes, businesses and schools. It is a growing area and an area nsw is planning to boost as western sydney suburbs continue to expand in tourism with raging waters and the Sydney zoo. It is absurd to have this so close by to thousands of Sydney Siders. Take note from the damage it is already doing overseas
Dianne Thorpe
Object
Winmalee , New South Wales
Message
Western Sydney is polluted enough already and with more and more people being approved to live in the area we certainly do not need more. The health of particularly the elderly and the very young has got to be more important than anything else
Michael Natoli
Object
GLENMORE PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to the project on environmental and health grounds.
It is unacceptable to burn waste from energy from a human health and environmental health point of view.
This project should not be approved.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
An energy from waste incinerator is not welcome here. To pollute my children’s lungs and devalue my homes value. I have my elderly parents living with us and they don’t deserve or anyone doesn’t deserve toxic pathogens in the air when they open a bedroom window or set foot outside
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
I wish to outline my disagreement with such a facility being constructed within this area of Western Sydney. This is a community with people of all ages, and from all walks of life, who may be detrimentally impacted by any exhaust or fumes released into the environment. I myself have a young child, who does not need extra exposure to potential toxins released. I have neighbours who are elderly and suffer from health issues, and also do not need another thing to impact their health. There are also animals, both domesticated and undomesticated who call Western Sydney home, and will be at a loss due to the area for the facility and the fumes released.

This is an area of Sydney that is growing quickly, with young people looking to buy and rent properties here, which in turn helps boost the local economies. By constructing such a project, it will impact the influx of people, thereby potentially reducing our local economies, to the detriment of all.

Lastly, I am curious to understand the value of an incinerator environmentally, as compared to existing waste methods. Is it not just swapping landfill with greenhouse gases and airborne toxins? I dont believe either is great for the environment, however certainly landfill must have a smaller effect on global warming? We as a society should not be swapping one negative for another, but instead focus on reducing ournwaste, boosting our recyclable products and further ingrain that process into our society.
`Cameron Pass
Comment
COLEBEE , New South Wales
Message
The impact of this proposal must have no negative affect on the environment. If it was demonstrated that it only improved air quality and the local environment with strict regulation, than it may be a good idea.
Denny Pinheiro
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
This project puts thousands of people's health at risk we do not need an incinerator in Western Sydney move it else where away from communities.
Helen Fone
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
As a local residing close to the proposal I object as not enough has been done to ensure our environment is not impacted. Minchinbury is so close to this proposal and in the cooler months we have low lying fog and anything escaping from the cleanaway site will be trapped low and spread over the suburbs surrounding and may even impact the prospect reservoir. Western Sydney residents deserve better than this. The area does not deserve to be a dumping ground for so called developments like this which are not proven safe for our health and environment. This should not be allowed. Our wellbeing deserves full consideration. We have invested in our properties and do not wish to be forced to relocate at our expense and obviously incurring a loss in value.
Our children, schools and western Sydney Parklands need to be protected as too the local ecology.
Please consider us before big business.
We are the lifeblood of western Sydney.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
As a resident living within the local area, projects such as this is harmful to the people living here in the area especially since it is within such a close proximity. I highly condemn this project and object to it.
Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
I strongly object to the proposal to build an incinerator in Western Sydney. Western Sydney has a huge population and the proposed incinerator will cause many of us to be affected by the fumes. We have quite heavy fogs in the west and the smoke and fumes will hang in the damp air through out the cooler months making this area smog affected, causing the air we breathe to become even more polluted than it already is, which will have severe adverse affects on those in our community with asthma and other breathing problems. I have lived in Western Sydney for 54 years, I would like to continue to live here near to my children and grandchildren. I do not want this proposed incinerator impacting our lives now, nor into the future as my grandchildren grow up in this area. I feel the need to speak up for the future of this area and the generations to come. Please do not approve this project. I am sure a more suitable site could be found that will not impact the air breathed by so many people.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
I am a Registered Nurse, I have see the effects of air pollutions.
I DO NOT want this or any other incinerator near my family or any other family.
Anita Teuma
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
Strongly against the planned incinerator project, too close to homes, I have worked long and hard for years to purchase my first home in Minchinbury in 2018. This will affect property prices in the area.
Western Sydney does it tough as it is, we dont need another burden!
Name Withheld
Object
SMITHFIELD , New South Wales
Message
I do not want another incinerator releasing fumes in Western Sydney.
Name Withheld
Object
PEMULWUY , New South Wales
Message
Fumes with be hazardous and this project to harm the environment
Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
No
Rodney Baker
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
After a rival incinerator project was stopped earlier this year, the same reasons are why this one isn’t needed, wanted or worthy of government funding. The funds should be used to find alternative means that doesn’t impact residents or the environment.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
For the health of myself , my family and the community I am against the incinerator project at Eastern creek .
Norma Pinheiro
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
I do not consent to this project which has several health impacts. Build the waste incinerator away from communities it does not need to be in western Sydney

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-10395
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Electricity Generation - Other
Local Government Areas
Blacktown

Contact Planner

Name
Sally Munk