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State Significant Development


Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Facility

Sutherland Shire

Current Status: Determination

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

Increase landfill capacity, relocate and expand the garden organics facility and construct and operate a new resource recovery facility




Request for DGRS (9)

199364 SSD PEA.pdf
20140506_ ANSTO Ltr of Support.pdf
Supporting Letter_SSC_PEA_06.11.2014.pdf
SITA SSD Application_letter_13.11.2014.pdf

DGRs (1)

SEARs (signed).pdf

EIS (31)

Appendix R_ FinalUse_20151103.pdf
Appendix K_ Contamination Assessment.pdf
Appendix J_ Leachate.pdf
Appendix G_ Air Quality_PART3.pdf
Appendix E_ Noise assessment.pdf
Appendix C_ Landform report_PART2.pdf
Appendix B_ Consultation material.pdf
Appendix W_ LHRRP_ VPA.pdf
Appendix N_ Planning proposal.pdf
Appendix L_ Hazards Assessment.pdf
Appendix H_ Surface water assessment_PART2.pdf
Appendix H_ Surface water assessment_PART1.pdf
Appendix F_ Visual report.pdf
Appendix C_ Landform report_PART3.pdf
Appendix C_ Landform report_PART1.pdf
Appendix A_ SEARs.pdf
Appendix M_ Biodiversity report.pdf
Appendix I_ Groundwater report.pdf
3. EIS Vol1_PARTC2&D.pdf
1. EIS Vol1_PARTA&B.pdf
Appendix S_ LANDFILL DRAFT 12 OEMP.pdf
Appendix O_ Greenhouse report.pdf
Appendix G_ Air Quality_PART2.pdf
Appendix G_ Air Quality_PART1.pdf
Appendix V_ POST CLOSURE EMP.pdf
Appendix U_ ARRT DRAFT 9 OEMP.pdf
Appendix T_ GO DRAFT 9 OEMP.pdf
Appendix Q_ Cost Estimation Report.pdf
Appendix P_ Heritage report.pdf
Appendix D_ Traffic Impact Assessment.pdf
2. EIS Vol1_PARTC1.pdf

Submissions (10)

Cronulla Model Aero Club.pdf
Public 1.pdf
Sutherland Shire Council.pdf
Dept of Industry Res & Energy.pdf
OEH additionl advice BOS.pdf
DPI Water.pdf
Donald Page _object_ final.pdf
RMS 160216.pdf

Agency Submissions (7)

OEH final comment on BOS.pdf
DPI final comment on riparian.pdf
EPA resp to RTS.pdf
Cronulla Model Aero Club resp to RTS.pdf
DPI resp to RTS.pdf
OEH response to RTS.PDF
GSNSW resp to RTS.pdf

Response to Submissions (8)

2016-06-07 Response to Submissions and Preferred Pro...
2016-06-07 Response to Submissions and Preferred Pro...
Resp to OEH re BOS.pdf
Resp to DPI.pdf
Response to CMAC.pdf
2016-06-07 Response to Submissions and Preferred Pro...
2016-06-07 Response to Submissions and Preferred Pro...
2016-06-07 2016 05 27 let to E Vivant from GM Sita S...

Assessment (3)

Updated Planning Proposal for Exhibition_20160420.pdf
Gateway Determination Cover Letter 21 3 16.pdf
Gateway Determination 21 3 16.pdf

Recommendation (2)

Development consent Final.pdf
Assessment Report.pdf

Determination (2)

SSD 6835 Environmental Assessment Report.pdf
SSD 6835 PAC Signed Development consent.pdf

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (14)

Approval of Plan Strategy
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_07022022_114743
Lucas Heights RRP intersection safety review
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_22062021_021737
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_22062021_020931
LHRRP-Letter for GO
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study
ERP-LHRRP V 13 With Apdx 6
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_22062021_021640

Reports (2)

SSD-6835-PA-34 Operating Hours Variaition September 2022
DPIE Extended Hours Request Sept 2022

Other Documents (10)

SSD-6835-PA-25 Letter of Approval
SSD-6835-PA-26 Approval Letter
SSD-6835-PA-33 Approval Letter
SSD-6835-PA-32 Approval Letter
SSD-6835-PA-30 Approval Letter 11-05-22
Request for temporary extended operating hours
Lucas Heights Landfill 24hr Operation Application
Letter to DPIE 11 May 2022
DPIE Extended Hours Request May 2022
Extended Operating Hours for LHRRP – SSD 6835- DPIE

Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.


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Showing 1 - 3 of 3 submissions
Donald Page
Woronora , New South Wales
I object to the endless expansion of the Lucas Heights Mega Tip:
1- The continuing environmental cost to the local bushland.
2- No finite end to the waste dumped in the Sutherland Shire, despite broken promises that the dumping would stop at the end of each expansion.
3- The need to include as part of any consent a guarantee of reduced disposal costs for Sutherland Shire in future, in compensation for having tolerated this Mega Tip for so long for the convenience of the greater metropolitan area.
4- When the capacity fills up at Lucas Heights, the Shire will then be charged the same as every other LGA to truck waste much further, when it could still be using Lucas Heights indefinitely if it had been restricted to Shire waste only.
5- False and misleading assurances in previous EISs on each of the above.
Don Page
3 Dec 2015
Grant Beamish
Barden Ridge , New South Wales
As a long time resident of Barden Ridge, and employee at Ansto I wish to express my personal views of the proposal based on past exposure to the current Lucas heights waste site.

Under the proposal I agree with the recycling and resource recovery centre to improve operations and reduce waste volumes into the landfill. I also agree with energy production from the methane gas coming from the existing land fill. These aspects all make sense.

However I do not agree with increasing the landfill capacity and continuing to add to the existing problems with the site.
If the site was more remote from local residents, businesses and sporting facilities, then I would have no objections with the proposal. But given the close proximity to communities (less than 5 km from current housing, less than 2-3km from planned housing in Gandangarra stage 3, 1km from Ansto), then I must object to the expansion of the landfill. It simply doesn't make sense to add so much additional waste so close to residents.

The current site landfill already creates these problems:
- bad odour problems, especially in winter time mornings
- increased pests around the neighbourhood (ibis birds, crows, foxes, rats)
- runoff pollution after rain into the local creek running through a mountain bike park on local council land
- visually unattractive with "Mount Menai" dirt mounds
- impact on residential property values with many people not wanting to live that close to a major tip
Residents would consider these major impacts, even if Suez does not.

Local council has invested heavily in local infrastructure to improve the Barden ridge/Lucas heights/Menai neighbourhood (the ridge sporting complex, new mountain bike facilities adjacent to the current landfill), plus the state government has approved the Gandangarra stage 3 residential expansion close to the tip, but this landfill expansion detracts from that. All local residents property values will be affected by the increased landfill proposal, but this is not justified and unfair on residents.
The increased landfill component should be shifted to another site in Sydney further removed from local residents and ALL future Sydney housing developments - re future long term town planning like any good city. Be smart and take the hard but smart decision, not the lazy dumb decision.

The money allocated to the increased landfill should instead be spent on better recycling facilities and recycling education to reduce landfill requirements.
Sutherland Shire Council
Sutherland , New South Wales
Sutherland Shire Council considered a submission to the Landfill and Resource Recovery expansion project and resolved the following:
That Council write to the Department of Planning and Environment advising that all issues raised by Council have been addressed during the preparation of the EIS and that Council is supportive of the application.
A full copy of the report considered by Council is attached below.


Project Details

Application Number
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Waste collection, treatment and disposal
Local Government Areas
Sutherland Shire
Determination Date
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