Adelaide St residents hopeful of solution to WA Recycling plant issues

Lot 20 Adelaide Street Awareness Group spokeswoman Lisa Cooper. Picture: David Baylis d478196
Lot 20 Adelaide Street Awareness Group spokeswoman Lisa Cooper. Picture: David Baylis d478196

ADELAIDE Street residents plagued by dust and noisy trucks accessing a construction and demolition recycling facility at the end of their street are hopeful a solution is on the horizon.

G&G Corp Asset Management, which operates the WA Recycling plant on Adelaide Street, has proposed a scheme amendment to the City of Swan to facilitate the relocation of their waste recycling facility to Talbot Road in Hazelmere.

Lot 20 Adelaide St Community Awareness spokeswoman Lisa Cooper welcomed the news.

“This could be fantastic news for Adelaide Street residents and for those living in close proximity to the recycling facility if this amendment is passed,” she said.

“The activities at this recycling facility have caused much angst to many residents living on Adelaide Street in regards to dust and trucks.

“Moving the recycling plant from Lot 501 Adelaide Street to Lot 144 Talbot Road, Hazelmere will take the trucks off our road and will stop the dust issue which the trucks have been causing.”

City of Swan Acting chief executive Steven Tan said council supported the amendment, as it would facilitate a purpose built facility, located further away from residences.

Mr Tan said the City currently considers the operation unlawful in its current location.

“The City is of the view that the activities at Lot 501 Adelaide Street are industrial activities that are not permissible within the zoning of the land,” he said.

“The matter is the subject of an application for review in the State Administrative Tribunal on January 16.”

Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price said the problems faced by residents showed local and state governments needed to improve the planning of urban and industrial land uses.

“The operators of this site are not good corporate citizens and have been dragged kicking and screaming every step of the way to make improvements to the site to lessen the negative impacts on residents and to meet their licence requirements,” he said.

“As we continue to further develop land outside of the CBD, the areas of the state that used to be isolated industrial areas are going to be increasingly impacted on by urban development.

“Where we have residential development that is adjacent to, or in close proximity to an area zoned industrial, there needs to be additional transitional land usage requirements to protect the future residents of the residential development and the industries.”

G&G Corp Asset Management has been contacted for comment.

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