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.
The Minister for City Services, Chris Steel, advised recently that the ACT Government’s planting activities were increased significantly at short notice this year to provide stimulus to local businesses. Planting locations were linked to the availability of suitable species.
It is important that as many inner south residents as possible lodge submissions in response to the Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydney-based Hi-Quality Group’s proposed waste processing facility in Tennant Street, Fyshwick (next to Domayne and around the corner from Bunnings).
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.
Print media have reported recently on ISCCC concerns about the proposed Fyshwick waste facilities
There are three documents that follow on this matter The Arup expert review commissioned by the ACT Government shows many shortcomings in the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed CRS waste facility in Ipswich Street, Fyshwick. In particular, read the Non-Technical Summary at the beginning of the document. Here is