Darch recycling facility site to make way for residential housing

Darch recycling facility site to make way for residential housing

A DARCH recycling facility will make way for residential development in three years.

Non Organic Disposals, which receives and recycles construction and demolition waste, had its licence renewed by the Department of Regulation (DER) until June 2020 but will start a remediation process this year to make the Furniss Road site suitable for development.

The City of Wanneroo received a 256-signature petition at a council meeting last year raising issues relating to the site and had requested a |reduced licence duration.

Planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson said the City’s submission outlined residents’ concerns, which included complaints about dust, and highlighted that the site was incompatible with adjacent residential land uses.

“The licence holder proposes to continue operating the premises while concurrently remediating the premises to make it suitable for residential development,” he said.

“A closure timeline provided by the licence holder indicates that the remediation process is planned to commence in July 2017 with the levelling of the stone and gravel stockpile to fill the southern area of the premises, and waste material will continue to be received for processing until March 2018. The remediation is planned to be completed in January 2020.”

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