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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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HORSLEY PARK , New South Wales
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I object to this because it clearly will have a detrimental effect on the air quality, not only here but on all the surrounding suburbs. All you need is a windy day and the whole of the Sydney basin will be affecte
Name Withheld
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ST CLAIR , New South Wales
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I would like to stop the incinerator at Western Sydney
Angelique Fonte
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
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The incinerator is to close to residential areas. There is no proof that it is 100% environmentally or human friendly.

Another side effect of this would be the devaluation of surrounding properties & suburbs
I 100%
Name Withheld
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ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
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I strongly object to this project due to the fumes which this incinerator will emit right across the western suburbs.
Name Withheld
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
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I strongly object to this project due to the fumes which this incinerator will emit right across the western suburbs.
Name Withheld
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
Message
I object to this facility being build close to residential areas.
Jason Edwards
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
The concept of burning rubbish contradicts both the State and Federal Governments aim to move toward a circular economy where we must recycle, re-use and use goods made from recycled materials. Burning rubbish is not a solution and will do nothing to reduce our footprint & impact on the planet. Such a facility will also dramatically reduce the health outcomes for people all over the Sydney Basin and in particular those close to the proposed facility at Eastern Creek. It will emit highly toxic chemicals that we know are extremely harmful to human health. It strikes me as completely non-sensical to allow such a facility to commence whilst we have taken the most significant action to arrest another health problem in COVID-19. Such a facility will condemn the air quality of Sydney for decades to come. The economy is also transitioning to a low carbon dioxcide future, so why on earth would we choose to take this backward step and pollute our atmosphere like this ? The evidence is clear, poor air quality results in millions of deaths around the world. Don't we care about the health of our citizens ? It seems we are putting profit before people. I urgent the NSW government to stop not only this
Lakshman Weerakoon
Comment
St Clair , New South Wales
Message
I am totally against the construction of an incinerator which will most certainly will pollute the atmosphere in the area. It is disgusting for you to name this project as Energy and Resource Recovery Centre when your actual and major intention behind this is to construct an incinerator to burn waste. Sydney west is not a dumping ground.
Heritage NSW – HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached response
Attachments
Robert Lewis
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
All too often projects are suggested for placement in Western Sydney because they are noisy, smelly, polluting, contentious, traffic generating, operate 24/7, or are just plain unpopular (e.g. the second Sydney Airport)........ if this project has none of these negatives, there is no reason why it could not be located on Sydney's North Shore ............
Name Withheld
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MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
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I have a young family as do many people in the area and this would be a major health risk to all in the area and needs to be stopped and i dont support for this to be built in the local community
Name Withheld
Object
GREYSTANES , New South Wales
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This project will emit fumes right across Western Sydney. It is unnecessary. Alternative processes need to be investigated
Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
My objections to this project is based on the following one is the environmental impacts as that the areas around Sydney are starting to decrease to add this would be degrading because most of the material that would be ending up in the incinerator. The other would to the the increased traffic from the different councils to deliver to the site would put further strain on the local roads as that the area is already struggling with the industry that has been developed over the last few years and also near the new airport might not be the sight that people want to see when entering into Sydney via the new Western Sydney Airport.
Myrette Spusta
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
Good idea in theory but the drawbacks outweigh the benefits so it should not go forward. Perhaps we could put this somewhere away from residents.
Phillip Cave
Object
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
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l have lived in Minchinbury for the last 35 years and seen the surrounding areas and suburbs evolve from an expanding residential area to what would be called a large industrial estate, every spare parcel of land around Minchinbury is now industrial which brings even more trucks and traffic on the road. There are already 2 waste facilities not far from me on Wallgrove Road with their accompanying smells and trucks that go along with it ,we also have the Mini Mill spewing steam and whatever else 24/7, the M7 with all the trucks and increased vehicle numbers plus Aldi, Startrack, and Woolworths warehouses now at my door, everything to do with waste gets dumped in the WEST, we are not second class citizens so how much more pollution are we supposed to put up with, l didn't buy near and airport but l will soon be living near one that will put even more trucks and traffic on and already stressed road network and now they want to add more ,you only have to commute to work in the morning from here to see how the road system struggles now and they want to add more!!, they say this facility is "clean energy" what about all the trucks that have to deliver to it to keep it running 24/7 they are they GREEN so where is the saving/benefit ???????. This facility would be better placed where there is rail to support the delivery of waste material in bulk and if it is SO CLEAN why can it not be placed closer to the city where it would benefit from rail infrastructure or out of the city altogether as the waste still has to be transported anyway, l object to this project on the grounds that Cleanaway just want to dump this on us here in the west because it will make them money and has nothing to with making CLEAN ENERGY at the detriment of local residents and could be better placed away from an already congested enviroment
Irene Gilbert
Object
St Clair , New South Wales
Message
Why put this incinerator in Western Sydney, there's enough rubbish dumps in this area. Kemps Creek & Londonderry for a start.
Build it in the North Shore area and see how far that goes.
We don't need an incident like there was recently in Beirut, dangerous processes and plants should be kept well away from residential areas.

We can't leave this to our grandchildren.
Christine Anderson
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ST CLAIR , New South Wales
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The proposed incinerator by Cleanaway should not be approved morally for health reasons. The Planning Arm of the NSW Government will be sending residents of Western Sydney to an early grave by approving the construction of a second airport at Badgerys Creek, construction of which has already begun, and now an incinerator. The fumes emitted from the airport and the incinerator will further worsen not only the noise levels but the existing pollution levels in Western Sydney.

My 30 year old son has multiple disabilities and suffers from acute asthma. Perhaps I should start planning his funeral now.

I urge you to re-think Cleanaway's application for an incinerator in Western Sydney atleast on considerate and ethical grounds.
Name Withheld
Object
ST CLAIR , New South Wales
Message
This is disgusting to put in a residential area and also bad for the environment. There are better ways to produce power
Name Withheld
Object
ERSKINE PARK , New South Wales
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Do not approve with this project. As a resident of the Erskine Park area for over 12 years it is bad enough that we need to smell & ingest the existing odour of disgusting rooting rubbish at different times of the day. I do not want the health of my family & myself to be compromised because of this. Considering there is so much land in this country, why does it have to be so close to residential areas. Surely there has to be a better alternative where it won’t impact individuals lives. I hope the people are heard & something is done to STOP this. I have faith in our system in putting the lives of humans before corporate profit.
Name Withheld
Object
ROOTY HILL , New South Wales
Message
The waste incinerator will bring population to the surrounding area. Air quality will also dramatically reduce. As a result , our quality of life will decrease. This is a dangerous proposal and I object to the waste incinerator being built in Eastern Creek. The residents of Eastern Creek and surrounding suburbs do not want this. The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) stated in it's systematic review of research into waste incinerators last year found "contamination of food and ingestion of pollutants is a significant risk ... for both nearby and distant residents", as well as workers. The public health concern outweighs any sort of benefit that the waste incinerator may bring.

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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