Residents air their concerns

The report, deferred for legal advice at last month’s council meeting, recommended City staff meet with the management of galvanising company Meneghello Galvanising Services in regard to reducing noise and emissions. Nearby Darch resident and petitioner Dani Girando told the Weekender several businesses were involved despite one company being singled out.

‘We would like to see the area behind us (Landsdale) rezoned to light industrial,’ Ms Girando said.

‘We’re hoping it will mean eliminating heavy manufacturing types of business from being so close to a heavy residential area.’

She said the 330 people who had signed a petition to the council maintained the emissions were their primary concern.

‘Something that smells that bad and catches in the back of your throat can’t be good for you.’

Ms Girando and other residents attended the meeting where Cr Brett Treby said residents had ‘every right’ to raise concerns.

‘When the plumes (and) the acrid smell of chemicals become too much, you get dozens of families getting in their cars and leaving the suburb,’ he said.

The report recommended the City seek help from the Department of Environment Regulation and a pamphlet be sent to Landsdale industrial area business owners asking for less noise and emissions.