New waste station to reduce dumping

On November 6, council unanimously supported amendments to the Local Planning Scheme No.17, to facilitate the station at Lot 6 Stock West Road.

As reported in The Advocate earlier this year, illegal dumping has cost the City more than $250,000 to remove in the past year.

North ward councillor Kevin Bailey said the transfer station was ‘vital in ensuring effective means of bulk waste disposal for communities and neighbourhoods, especially in the new and proposed urban growth corridors.’

Cr Bailey said it was an issue in the large rural open areas due to the large distances residents and businesses must travel to Red Hill Waste treatment Facility to discard materials.

‘The Bullsbrook transfer station will provide residents and businesses in the City’s northern wards with a more convenient option for disposing recyclables,’ Cr Bailey said.

Now approved, council will forward the scheme amendment documentation to the WA Planning Commission with a request that final approval is granted without modifications.

If approved, the station will receive and sort dry bulk household materials for re-use and recycling and prepare it for dispatch.

Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association president Glynn Davies said the association was shocked by the amount of waste dumped on roadsides, like in West Bullsbrook.

‘It would be good to have something closer than Red Hill to dispose of waste,’ he said.