City of Swan council rubbishes Bullsbrook landfill site proposal

City of Swan council rubbishes Bullsbrook landfill site proposal

CITY of Swan councillors have refused an application for a landfill site in Bullsbrook following significant community concern.

Councillor David McDonnell put forward an alternative motion at Wednesday night’s council meeting that council refuse the application because it would adversely affect the amenity of the adjoining residential area of Bullsbrook, would affect the function of Chittering Road and compromise safety for cyclists.

He also said the remediation plan did not meet existing conditions of bushland.

More than 1300 residents signed a petition to the council against the proposal in March 2017, with another petition with 1200 signatures presented to the Legislative Council in May 2018.

Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw, who has been campaigning against the proposal on behalf of residents, said the rejection by council was a fantastic outcome.

“I am extremely pleased that City of Swan councillors listened to the views of the Bullsbrook residents and again refused this proposal,” she said.

“I commend them for their continued support for our community.”

The matter will now be sent back to the State Administrative Tribunal on June 15.

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