Upper Swan residents concerned by clay extraction proposal

UPPER SWAN residents have raised concerns at the City of Swan agenda briefing session over a proposal to extract clay near Apple Street.

The proposal, which will be voted on at tomorrow’s council meeting , is seeking approval to extract clay two weeks a year at the site, due to a demand for the resource.

Resident Ann Winchester spoke at the meeting and said the area was losing its identity due to the ongoing extractive work in the area and plans for a high-density residential subdivision.

She said some of the concerns were traffic management, noise and dust.

“We have grave concerns for dust, which will emanate from the site,” she said.

“We have no faith that this will be a two-week excavation period and that the hours of operation will be between 7am and 5.30pm.”

She said approving this project would only further reduce the rural outlook of the area and impact current residents.

The proposal received four submissions, all objecting to the proposal.