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Gunnedah Waste Facility

Gunnedah Shire

Current Status: Response to Submissions

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

Construction and Operation of a Resource Recovery Facility and Waste Transfer Station to store and process up to 250,000 tpa including excavated natural material, construction & demolition and commercial industrial waste and contaminated soils.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

SSD-8530563 Notice of Exhibition

Request for SEARs (1)

Request SEARS SSD TorrensRd REV C V2

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs_07082020

EIS (14)

EIS waste facility Gunnedah FINAL
Appendix B 'Costalot'subdivison
Appendix C Engineering, landscaping
Appendix D Traffic report
Appendix E Air Quality Assmt
Appendix F Noise report
Appendix G Survey
Appendix H Sepp 44 Report BDAR waiver
Appendix I Consultation
Appendix J Soil Profile Information
Appendix K technical spec
Appendix L Contamination report
Appendix M ACHARS study
Appendix N Capital Investment Value Report

Response to Submissions (1)

Request RTS_11022021_101343

Agency Advice (10)

Gunnedah Council advice on SEARs
FRNSW advice on SEARs
Crown roads advice on SEARs
Heritage NSW advice on SEARs
EPA advice on SEARs
Crown Lands advice on SEARs
TfNSW advice on SEARs
RFS advice on SEARs
DPIE Water NRAR advice on SEARs
BCD advice on SEARs

Submissions

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Biodiversity and Conservation Division
Comment
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Please find attached BCS comments.
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Department of Transport
Comment
Haymarket , New South Wales
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See attached.
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ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES DIVISION
Comment
Grafton , New South Wales
Message
Response letter attached
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Name Withheld
Object
GUNNEDAH , New South Wales
Message
I object to the Gunnedah waste Facility as I have concerns regarding the close proximity to the town. I fear that dust and leaching contaminates from the site will contaminate the adjoining Gunnedah Ag Plot and Sheep Stud program and surrounding residences . I have grave concerns about the waste being trucked on the by pass through town has to go past 2 daycare centers and 3 Schools.
Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
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Paul and Deeanne Rankin
Object
GUNNEDAH , New South Wales
Message
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Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
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Lyn Carter
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
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Name Withheld
Object
GUNNEDAH , New South Wales
Message
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Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
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Name Withheld
Object
BLACK HEAD , New South Wales
Message
I am writing to object to this project on the basis of proximity to the town including homes and other businesses as well as land used by a school for agricultural projects Dangerous products will be transported there creating a hazard for those living and working close by
Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
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Justin and Natasha Fisher
Object
GUNNEDAH , New South Wales
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Department Planning NSW
Att Katelyn Symington

RE:Gunnedah Waste Facility
Application Number SSD-8530563

I write concerning the proposed Gunnedah Waste Facility to be constructed on Lots 1 & 2 DP 1226992
16 Torrens Road Gunnedah
My concerns against this proposal
The proposed is a light industrial area that is near to town and private residences.
Potential toxic waste contamination of the air.
Dust airborn particulates and potentially toxic gums and materials escaping from the site.
Storm water runoff may make its way into our Naomi River that’s is approximately 1km away .
Noise for the residences close by.
Increase of trucks and heavy machinery on the main Road.
The development has the potential to affect the Gunnedah Community’s health and well being.
Kind Regards
Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
I am vehemently opposed.
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Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
Please, consider our concerns regarding the above Waste Facility Application.

• The location of the proposed facility is too close to town, private residences both rural and residential.
• Pollution, dust, air born particles and possible toxic fumes.
• Toxic waste contamination surrounding land and water with the Namoi River within close proximity.
• Increase in heavy vehicle traffic on an already busy Road.

We feel that the development has potential to affect the health and wellbeing of the local community and environment.

Regards
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Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
I am a concerned resident of Gunnedah.
It has come to my attention that there is a proposed site for toxic waste near our rural little town. It has raised concern that this rural town and its occupants will be subject to not only waste materials from around our district, but from as far away as Sydney and also interstate putting more pressure on our road system with heavy machinery bringing this waste to our precious town.
My second point being air pollution, and contamination of drinking water around the district where most people on the edge of town in that area where the proposal is,rely on tanks which could easily be affected by this situation.
Not only the residents that live in this surrounding area and in the town itself have not been given much notification of this proposal, so in turn not had any time to send off objections. I found out yesterday and was pretty concerned about what could be happening. Please take into consideration of the people living in Gunnedah and it’s surroundings. Our plight is in your hands.
Name Withheld
Object
Gunnedah , New South Wales
Message
I strongly object to the disposal of contaminated waste or any waste that is brought into our community.We are not a dumping ground for others contaminated products.
It is a shame that this project wasn’t publicised more widely through our community as many people have no idea that this could be happening right under our noses.
Name Withheld
Object
MOUNT ELIZA , Victoria
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I am very concerned about the impact this project will have on native wildlife, in particular the koala population. NSW government should be protecting our natural wildlife in this current period of climate instability and the recent devastation of bush fire to much of our koala population.
NSW government is not just damaging the future of our biodiversity and national beauty, they are also damaging their own reputation by their continued callous disregard for the environment.
Name Withheld
Object
GUNNEDAH , New South Wales
Message
The proposed development is within a Light Industrial area that is near to town, private residences and Rural/Residential properties. My concerns are listed below:
1. Location of proposed Waste Facility is too close to town, residences and other businesses.
2. Potential Toxic Waste Contamination of the air, surrounding land, ground water and riparian flows. Storm water runoff from this subdivision discharges directly into water course which traverses nearby properties and makes its way into the Naomi River System that is only approx. 1 km away is a major concern.
3. Dust, air born particulates and potentially toxic fumes and materials escaping from the site and effecting the nearby residences, businesses and their employees as well as the wider community.
4. Noise from the site is of particular concern as a Crusher will be functioning, increased traffic both heavy and light vehicles, idling trucks waiting to enter and exit the site, unloading and loading equipment will be constant during the proposed operating hours.
5. Significant increase in truck/heavy vehicle movements on an already busy road system.
6. Waste products being bought vast distances away from where they are generated (Sydney and across NSW/QLD state border) and there is no specific end point destination noted.
7. There has been no community/town consultation/meeting. I have not been afforded the opportunity to ask questions/voice my concerns and have feedback provided by the developer.
8. Ongoing monitoring of the site and who will be responsible for this is another conern.
Based on the above points, I object to this development. This development has the potential to affect the local Gunnedah community’s health and wellbeing. It will most certainly have an adverse effect on the nearby neighbours, businesses and their employees.
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Philippa Murray
Object
MARYS MOUNT , New South Wales
Message
Reasons for my objection to this proposed development within a light industrial area near to town, private residences and rural and residential properties:
1. location of proposed waste facility is too close to town, residences and other businesses. Gunnedah is one of the state's fastest growing regional centres which will mean this development will be well within the town limits and infrastructure. It is inconsistent with the area which hosts a number of large businesses that have relocated to service the mining and agricultural industries, small agricultural holdings and lifestyle blocks
2. potential toxic waste contamination of the air, surrounding land, ground water and riparian flows. Storm water run off from this subdivision discharges into the important lifegiving Namoi River system which is only 1km away.
3. Dust, airborne particles and potentially toxic fumes and materials could escape from the site and effect nearby residences, businesses and their employees as well as the wider community
4. Noise from the site is a real concern as the crusher will be functioning, increased traffic of both light and heavy vehicles, idling trucks waiting to enter and exit the site, unloading and loading of equipment will be constant during proposed operating hours
5. Significant increase in truck and heavy vehicle movements on an already busy and under resourced road system
6. Waste products will be brought large distances from where they are generated and there is no specific end point destination
7. There has been NO community consultation. I have not been afforded the opportunity to ask questions/receive feedback from the developer
8. Who will be responsible for the ongoing monitoring of the site should the project be successful?
9. The applicant, Gunnedah Quarry products, also proposes to fill a quarry void with non-putrescible waste in Pownall Rd, Mary's Mount and proposes a 50 year life on the project. There has been no community consultation on this proposal either despite claims to the contrary. I hold grave concerns for toxic substances slowly leeching into surrounding productive agricultural lands and also the increase in heavy traffic on an already overloaded local roads system.
10. The applicant has not demonstrated a willingness to meet conditions imposed on its quarry approval at Mary's Mount so this must cast doubt on its ability to meet any future conditions should it be successful in this instance.

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-8530563
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Waste collection, treatment and disposal
Local Government Areas
Gunnedah Shire

Contact Planner

Name
Sheelagh Laguna