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State Significant Development

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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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Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
These type of proposals have repeatedly been overwhelmingly rejected by communities. The proximity to residential homes & schools is clearly a major health concern and proposals such as these should never even be allowed to submitted. Build it in the middle of NSW away from people populated areas.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
I have lived in Minchinbury for 36 years. I strongly object to the implementation of an incinerator in our area. I believe that it would be of significant detriment to our community. I cite the evidence of numerous negative health outcomes associated with such systems. Further, there would be a significant depreciation in the value of our property. The fact that this facility is being forced upon our community against our wishes (the idea has a long history of being defeated) is a disgrace.
Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
We want Western Sydney to stay a clean and healthy environment for all who chose to live here and to bring up our families. We already have been impacted by the second airport at Badgerys Creek being built with increased sound and air pollution to follow. We do not need another INCINERATOR emitting fumes to further degrade the very air that we breathe to survive let alone what it will do to Earth's ozone layer. My views reflect those of my family and thousands more who do not welcome another INCINERATOR in the neighbourhood.
Vicki Woodger
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
Message
The people of Western Sydney are already being subjected to an airport with no curfew which will bring not only noise pollution but air pollution from planes and the associated traffic. Having what amounts to an incinerator in our back yards as well cannot be tolerated. We are not second class citizens and have a right to demand an environment free of toxic emissions.
Ajeet Singh
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
Message
I do not want this largest incinerator of its type built in area.
This project will cause a cumulative air pollution, ie toxins and nano particles over many kilometres, threat to the Erskine Park, Blacktown and surrounding communities.
I cannot find any good reason why this incinerator is being built at Eastern Creek ???
I cannot accept any risk.
Najwa Ejje
Object
ST MARYS , New South Wales
Message
I strongly object to this project. I am very concerned about the lack of long term safety data on this technology. I have seen conditions that have been linked to dioxins (produced by the technology In question) such as endodemetriosis increase considerably. I moved to this area because I believed the air quality would be better here. If the Cleanaway's Western Sydney Energy & Resource Recovery Centre is built, I would genuinely consider moving again.

I am not alone in this objection. Many neighbours and community members have verbalised there concern.
Kim Webb
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
I was part of the panel on this project
There are so many chemicals they cannot dispose of other than in the air
There is at least 2% of chemicals that do not melt down and are released into the atmosphere
Western Sydney is in the basin we have enough pollution coming with all the transport companies out here as well as the New Airport
Our air quality is not the best already at times and with the bushfires last season I had to wear a mask to breathe last summer
With the new airport on top of this our air quality will be too high to partake in outdoor activities
Studies show that school children who goto school on Parramatta Rd have high lead quantities unacceptable and that is only caused by traffic
For our youths future stop this development
Name Withheld
Object
SMITHFIELD , New South Wales
Message
I and my family strongly object to this proposal.
We will not be subjected to this environmental and health risk across the millions of people living in Western Sydney
Would the leaders of this organisation and their family be happy to live with this in their backyard? Where do they live exactly?
Why must we be continually subjected to these toxic plans. First Dial-A-Dump and now this plan from Cleanaway only 1km away from residences! Imagine making a proposal to build this 1km away from residences in Bondi, Woollahara, Mosman or Bellevue Hills....wouldn't even have got past the idea stage.
We say NO this time and every time.
Name Withheld
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
As a resident of Minchinbury I totally object to this project. I believe there is enough evidence which shows these types of incinerators are extremely toxic to the environment and those in close proximity to it's location. I believe it is absurd that any consideration would be given to allow something like this to go ahead so close to a residential community. The effect that this will have on the health of the Minchinbury & surrounds residents, is a serious concern & one that needs to be taken into consideration. Many of us have lived & grown up in this suburb for many years & to now think we are at risk of having this on our doorstep in very concerning. We are currently already experiencing a number of odor issues in our suburb which we are trying to address with the EPA & now we are at risk of having a toxic incinerator dumped on us. On top of the health concerns & lack of supporting evidence on this project, we will also be subjected to property price loses if this project goes ahead. Many of us have invested heavily into this community & we are now at risk of having something on our doorstep out of our control which will no doubt affect future property prices. The children in our community are our future, and the fact that there is a primary school located in our community & the exposure that these young children will have to these toxic fumes on a daily basis is enough on it's own for any person to know that this proposal should not be approved. Cleanaway Waste Management certainly does not have a very good track record in the management of its current operations in Australia so I have no faith in this company what so ever with their proposal or any spin they wish to put on to the safety of it. Their track record speaks for itself & if an organisation of this size is already in breach of a number of their environmental responsibilities then no consideration what so ever should be given to this project. I strongly object to the project being approved.
Name Withheld
Object
ROOTY HILL , New South Wales
Message
No incinerator for Western Sydney
Geoff Owen
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
Do not put the fumes in my backyard. I suffer from lung problems I don’t pay rates to breath in toxic fumes. Please consider the people in the west and stop dumping all the unwanted projects in the area. Think of the working class people for a change.
Name Withheld
Object
ABBOTSBURY , New South Wales
Message
The proposal to build a garbage incinerator on Public land in the Western Sydney Parkland is preposterous and should be not be allowed to proceed. In fact that should be the end of the matter, however, further, using public land and parkland at that is completely beyond belief. Imagine putting the same proposal in Centennial Parkland .
Dumping more pollution on the people in the Western Suburbs.
Have the "Authorities" considered the extra "heat island effect" of putting this garbage incinerator in the Western Suburbs, already suffering the heat effects of climate change and often at least 10 degrees centigrade above Sydney CBD, some Suburbs in Western Sydney in the last year experiencing over 50 degrees centigrade and reported as the hottest place on the planet, this proposed garbage incinerator along with the planned airport will make temperatures in Western Sydney much worse.
Cleanaway's statement that they have had contact from 2000 people, is a poor representation of the more than 2 million people living in Western Sydney, a formal opt-in or agreement by a majority of people living in a 20 kilometer radius of these proposals should be undertaken before these environmental hazards are allowed to proceed if at all.
The fact there will be no public meetings even if they can be arranged (Covid-19 safe) is a major concern. Let people have their say.
Putting these polluting installations in the Western Suburbs where a large number of people have English as a second language, poor computer literacy, lower economic status and are concerned with day to day living rather than environmental issues is obviously a driver to anticipate less opposition to the proposal. Bad things happen when good people allow it to happen. Don't let this happen to the good people of Western Sydney.
Cleanaway's own statement that the emissions from this incinerator will exceed those of other overseas facilities are surely enough to stop this proposal now.
In summary,
Any incinerator of this type regardless of where it is should have zero emissions.
To use public parkland for this project should not be allowed to proceed.
The heat island effect must be taken into consideration, heat will be generated, this should not be tolerated.
Thank you.
Regards
Christine Carey-Brenton
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
This proposed facility is going to be built in an established residential area, close to homes , schools and day care centres for young children. NSW Health opposed a previous application to build a similar facility a few years ago due to health concerns. The western suburbs already has high numbers of people with respiratory illness. The geography of the area means that pollution hangs in the air and does not blow away. Can the government guarantee that there will not be any health consequences for the people of western Sydney? What systems are in place in case of an accident at the facility? Can the government guarantee that there will not be any spontaneous combustion of stockpiles awaiting incineration? Will the facility be built to specification? The western suburbs are already suffering from a huge increase in traffic due to the building of the airport at Badgerys Creek, the area will be inundated with garbage trucks travelling from all over Sydney causing problems for our already congested roads that were never built for heavy vehicles. A facility such as this should be built well away from residential areas. The health and well being of the community must always take priority over industry and the economy. If the proposal is approved it will be a failure of duty of care to the people of Western Sydney by the NSW Government.
Michael Zammit
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
Message
Western Sydney Energy & Resource Recovery Centre
I object to this project for health reasons.
Martin Shaw
Object
GREYSTANES , New South Wales
Message
Why build in Western Sydney Build on the Northern Beaches or some where else
Name Withheld
Object
PEMULWUY , New South Wales
Message
No
Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
When will this end ? we just want to live pollution free and healthy. Would you like this in your backyard ? I think NOT
Name Withheld
Object
SMITHFIELD , New South Wales
Message
the incinerator is located too close to residential housing and it will pollute the air quality around the neighbouring suburbs, this can potentially increase the incidence of many forms of cancer.
Mina Ghobrial
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
I disagree with building the incinerator in Western Sydney.
A family of 5 people living in the address (11 lilley st st clair nsw 2759 ) are objecting on this project .
Christine Shaw
Object
SOUTH PENRITH , New South Wales
Message
I wish to add my objections to this latest proposal by Cleanaway for a toxic incinerator. Using the name "energy and resource recovery centre" does nothing to change that it is in fact a toxic incinerator. By burning waste that releases poisonous fumes 24/7 is not needed and not wanted in suburban Western Sydney. The toxic pollution from this business will flow all the way to Penrith, an area which already has to deal with pollution from Sydney where it is trapped by the ridge of the Blue Mountains. Selling this idea that it will generate electricity is of no use if we all die from toxic poisoning or worse if we contract a variety of cancers that let us linger for years in agony. The scientific evidence from overseas proves that burning waste to make energy causes multiple diseases to the unfortunate residents within kilometres of any facility and we have this proposal to be within metres of schools, in amongst populated areas, next to a motorway where 1000's of motorists drive past this area every day and only kilometres from the edge of Sydney basin where pollution can be trapped for days. This State government needs to halt this proposal once and for all and it needs to announce that all toxic incinerators are off the table. Our health and futures are more important that profits and as informed voters we WILL not accept this gambling with our lives
Mrs Christine Shaw
13 Maldon St
South Penrith
concerned resident & eligible voter

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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