The Inner South Canberra Community Council has called on the ACT Government to extend its waste recycling ban to cover the proposed expansion of the Fyshwick Metal Recycling Facility. This project has detrimental environmental impacts similar to the two other projects that have been blocked.
The ISCCC’s latest hardcopy newsletter is being delivered now to inner south households, so keep an eye out for it in your letterbox.
The newsletter provides you with an update on current activities of the ISCCC, its member groups and other inner south organisations. It also provides details of upcoming annual general meetings of the ISCCC and member groups.
The Inner South Canberra Community Council, member residents groups and the Fyshwick Business Association have all lodged submissions objecting to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) lodged by the Hi-Quality Group for the proposed Integrated Resource Recovery Facility in Tennant Street, Fyshwick.
See here the submissions by:
- The Inner South Canberra Community Council
- The Old Narrabundah Community Council
- The Griffith Narrabundah Community Council
- The Kingston and Barton Residents Group
- The Fyshwick Business Association
ACT ELECTION 2020 – Inner South Candidates’ Forum ELECTORATE of KURRAJONG Your chance to meet and hear from CANDIDATES seeking your VOTE Hosted by Genevieve Jacobs, Group Editor – RiotACT – Region Media Group
Sunday 20 September 2020 4:00pm – 6:00pm Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah
The Inner South Canberra Community Council applauds the ACT Greens for listening to community and Fyshwick business concerns about proposed waste facilities in Fyshwick, including the environmental and air quality impacts, the scale of proposals and the impact of cumulative proposals on the suburb’s evolution
Attached is the ISCCC media release and the ACT Greens letter that provides further detail.
An online petition calling on the ACT Government to find alternate sites for two proposed waste processing facilities in Fyshwick has been lodged on the ACT Legislative Assembly website. Principal petitioner and President of the Fyshwick Business Association, Rob Evans, said the association supported better resource recovery, but the impact of the proposed facilities was too high a price to pay.
The ISCCC has identified, and will advocate to ACT election candidates on, these priority policies and actions in advance of the ACT elections in October 2020.
These priorities draw on the results of the ISCCC’s online survey of 555 residents, as well as other issues that have continued to be of interest and concern to inner south residents and their residents groups for some time.
The ISCCC and our member residents groups, in cooperation with the Fyshwick Business Association and other stakeholders, are organising a major campaign to respond to massive proposed waste facilities in Fyshwick that will be just hundreds of metres from residents’ homes and surrounded by businesses, with implications for their employees and customers.