Kudos to Bob Brown’s stand on Tonkin Park containment mound


Councillor Bob Brown is to be lauded for his motion.
Councillor Bob Brown is to be lauded for his motion.

IT may have taken 11 years but at last Bassendean town council has a councillor willing to take a stand on a serious environmental issue.

At the last council meeting, Cr Bob Brown put forward a Notice of Motion to enter into “discussion with land owners and applicable government agencies, and for council staff to prepare a report on the removal of the Tonkin Park containment cell mound and the contaminated soil containment earthworks so as to make the site safe”.

This so-called containment cell has contaminated Bassendean’s ground water for many, many years now with lead, heavy metals, fluoride and arsenic.

Hooray, hooray and well done Cr Brown. In my opinion, you could be future mayoral material.

GERRY COLEMAN, Bassendean.