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ACT Greens commit to moratorium for new waste facilities in Fyshwick

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.

Have your say on the Proposed Hi-Quality waste facility in Fyshwick by 17 September

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).

Petition Calls on ACT Government to Move Waste Proposal

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.

2020 ACT elections: ISCCC priority policies/actions for incoming government

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.

ISCCC Alert and Call to Action on Massive Proposed Fyshwick Waste Facilities

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.


In response to the ACT Government advice on 3 July that it had accepted the EIS for the CRS waste facility in Ipswich Street, Fyshwick, paving the way for CRS to lodge a development application, the ISCCC calls on the ACT Government to:

  1. Establish an air quality monitoring station in Fyshwick.
  2. Consider the cumulative impact of current and proposed waste facilities in Fyshwick.
  3. Extend the amount of time provided for the community to comment on the

    expected Development Application by CRS from the standard 15 working days to 40 working days in view of the massive amount of documentation the community will need to absorb and respond to.

  4. Commit to change the ACT Territory Plan so that such major waste facilities are prohibited as a land use in Fyshwick.