A CORPORATION'S application to expand its construction and demolition facility in Hazelmere has been rejected - much to the delight of a community group, which had feared an increase in traffic and dust pollution.
The East Metro Joint Development Assessment Panel rejection of G&G Corp’s application was ‘a small victory’ for the Jacaranda Springs residents living across the road, said Lisa Cooper, spokeswoman for the Lot 20 Adelaide St Community Awareness Group.
“This proposal would certainly have further adversely impacted residents living close to the facility, in regard to both increases in the volume of trucks and dust,” she said.
“In fact, a City of Swan representative advised JDAP members that this facility was one of the most woeful situations he had seen in the 14 years he had worked at the City.”
However, Ms Cooper said residents were still extremely concerned with the way the facility, at Lot 501 Adelaide Street, was being operated by WA Recycling.
“The Department of Environment and Regulation has issued the company with an amendment notice and a prevention notice, both of which have been appealed.
“In the meantime residents are having to endure large trucks, some speeding and with uncovered loads, and breathing in the dust on a daily basis,” she said.
A DER spokesperson said the prevention notice “includes ceasing discharging, storing and/or disposing of waste outside the premises,”
The EPA was contacted for comment.