Hazelmere recycling plant loses SAT appeal to crush demolition waste


Lisa Cooper, spokeswoman from the Lot 20 Adelaide Street Awareness Group. The group are still concerned about truck traffic and dust issues along Adelaide Street in High Wycombe. Picture: David Baylis d478196d
Lisa Cooper, spokeswoman from the Lot 20 Adelaide Street Awareness Group. The group are still concerned about truck traffic and dust issues along Adelaide Street in High Wycombe. Picture: David Baylis d478196d

THE owners of a recycling plant in Hazelmere have lost their appeal in the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to crush demolition waste at its site on Adelaide Street.

G&G Corp, which owns the WA Recycling site at Lot 501 Adelaide Street, had proposed up to 50,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste materials, including excavated rock, top soil, sand, gravel, clay, building rubble, bricks, concrete and road base materials, would be brought to the site annually.

The company said the material would be used to fill and rehabilitate the site which is a former sand quarry.

Lot 20 Adelaide St Community Awareness spokeswoman Lisa Cooper said the decision to uphold the Metropolitan East Joint Development Assessment Panel’s (JDAP) ruling last September was fantastic news for nearby residents.

“This has been a very slow process but SAT’s decision is a great outcome for residents,” she said.

“G&G Corp appealed JDAP’s decision to refuse their application so the case was referred to the SAT.

“SAT determined that the crushing and screening of construction and demolition waste materials is properly classified as industry-general or industry-light and is prohibited in a general rural zone.”

Mrs Cooper said G&G Corp had until next month to appeal the SAT decision.

“At this stage we are unaware if the company will appeal this decision but it would appear doubtful,” she said.

“We are also unsure whether the company will remediate the site as per their earlier licences that were granted to them, in view of the possibility of a future landfill levy.”

G&G Corp have been contacted for comment.

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