Allawuna Farm landfill project canned

A protest sign at the landfill site.
A protest sign at the landfill site.

RECYCLING and resource recovery company SUEZ (formerly SITA Australia) will not proceed with the Allawuna Farm landfill project near York.

SUEZ State General Manager for Western Australia Nial Stock said the decision was made for commercial reasons following the company’s acquisition of waste management business Perthwaste.

“While the Allawuna Farm project was acknowledged as an environmentally safe and appropriate development for the site, the Perthwaste acquisition delivered additional waste management infrastructure to SUEZ in Western Australia, which removed the need for the new landfill facility,” Mr Stock said.

The $87 million purchase of Perthwaste became effective on June 1 and has expanded the SUEZ portfolio in WA, with additional infrastructure including an operating landfill at North Bannister, two waste transfer stations, two materials recycling facilities, three depots, and a composting facility.

The North Bannister facility opened in 2015.

“SUEZ is excited by our expanding footprint, which enables us to deliver innovative and efficient waste collection, recycling and reuse solutions to even more local authorities, commercial customers and the broader community in Western Australia,” Mr Stock said.