Bullsbrook: City of Swan rejects Chittering Rd landfill application

Quarry quagmire... Local business owner Angela Rowan and local Bullsbrook resident holding a petition protesting a proposal to build a landfill site in Bullsbrook. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d459262
Quarry quagmire... Local business owner Angela Rowan and local Bullsbrook resident holding a petition protesting a proposal to build a landfill site in Bullsbrook. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d459262

BULLSBROOK residents are celebrating after the City of Swan refused development application for ‘site remediation – extractive industry’ on Chittering Road.

More than 100 residents sent objections to the Council after learning the site, an inactive quarry, would be used for landfill and attract 80 truck movements per day.

Acting chief execute Mark Bishop said planning officers came to the decision last week, after the story in The Advocate went to print.

“The development application was refused under delegated authority on September 13, 2016,” he said.

“The land use proposed was not permitted under the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.17.”

However, Mr Bishop said the applicant, WA Timber Supplies, might be able to take the case to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

“The applicant may have a right of appeal to SAT, inclusive of a capacity to amend the application so that it may be capable of approval.”

Mr Bishop also urged residents with queries or contentions regarding development applications to contact the City of Swan directly.

“Residents wishing to comment on any of the proposals advertised on the website may do so in writing on or before the nominated closing date,” he said.

“All submissions will be considered as part of the application.

“Those who have made submissions will be notified of any progress.”

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Swan, PO Box 196, Midland WA 6936, quoting the relevant reference number.

For more information, please call 9267 9267.