A DECISION by the Swan Council to yet again reject an application for a landfill proposal on Chittering Rd in Bullsbrook is a fantastic outcome, according to Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw.
Ms Shaw said 1300 residents signed a petition to the council against the proposal in March last year and 1200 residents signed a second petition that was presented to the Legislative Council in May this year.
“The Bullsbrook community has repeatedly voiced their overwhelming opposition to this proposal,” she said.
“I am extremely pleased that City of Swan councillors listened to the views of the Bullsbrook residents and again refused this proposal.
“I commend them for their continued support of our community.”
It is understood that the proposal will now be heard at a Directions Hearing at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on Friday, June 15.
Ms Shaw encouraged Bullsbrook residents to attend the SAT hearing to show their support for the Swan Council’s rejection of the proposal.
Bullsbrook residents showed their disapproval of the proposal when more than 150 people attended a meeting at Ethel Warren Community Centre.
The forum was hosted by the Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association and included presentations on the proposal’s road safety, amenity and environmental impacts.
Attendees were given the opportunity to express their views and ask questions, in front of several City of Swan councillors.
Ms Shaw also spoke at the forum, reaffirming her long standing opposition to the proposal.
“Bullsbrook residents have been fighting the landfill for two years”, she said.
“This proposal poses too many unacceptable safety, amenity and environmental risks to the local Bullsbrook community.
“It never was, and never will be, appropriate for our area.”