The Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) has provided brief comments on the proposed Waste Feasibility Study Roadmap and Recommendations.
The next public forum on Tuesday 10 July will be about the Light Rail Stage 2 and the new bus network. Click for more.
The Council has made a submission regarding the Proposed Waste Facility Fyshwick EIS Application 20170053. Council consider that the proposed facility is the wrong solution in the wrong location.
ISCCC submission highlights some of the issues raised with us by member residents’ groups, associate members, and at our public forum last year
The ACT generates approximately one million tonnes of waste each year. The government plans to lift the resource recovery of waste from 70% to 90% by 2025 and is seeking our views and ideas to make this happen.
If it is approved by the ACT Government, the proposed waste transfer station just off Ipswich Street in Fyshwick will have a significant effect not only on residents of the inner south, but on all those Canberrans who shop in Fyshwick.
The ISCCC supports the government’s policy of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. To be successful we must have strong government leadership and are recommending a series of actions that should be taken towards achieving the Zero Emissions goal. Read the ISCCC submission.
The ACT Government has released a Scoping Document in relation to the Fyshwick Materials Recovery Facility. It specifies the matters that the proponents of the Facility (who say that the Facility does not include a waste incineration component at this stage), will need to address in their Environmental Impact Statement. The Scoping Document refers to Click for full article
The ACT Government has failed the pub test again with Minister Gentleman using call-in powers to fast track the media and broadcast centre for Manuka Oval. This is the second time the ACT Government has used call-in powers for Manuka Oval and it is setting an undesirable precedent for future development in the Manuka Precinct.
Meeting starts at 7pm, Harmonie German Club on Inners Outh Waste Transfer Station and the Rapid Bus Service
ISCCC seeks the Chief Minsiter’s assurance that members of the public be offered a genuine opportunity to examine the proposal by requiring that the public consultation period be extended to 60 working days for any revised scoping documents for this project.
The ISCCC has received written confirmation from Shane Rattenbury MLA indicating that he and the ACT Greens oppose waste to energy proposals involving incineration, and that they specifically do not support the proposed Fyshwick waste to energy incinerator. The ISCCC looks forward to receiving feedback from other MLAs about their position on the proposed facility.