EPA seeks public input on Cleanaway proposal

Shire residents have been given 7 days by the Environmental Protection Authority to provide input on whether an environmental impact assessment of Cleanaway’s proposal to construct a New Tailings Storage Cell at the Banksia Road Waste Facility should be carried out.

Public response to the comment period will guide an EPA decision on whether an Environmental assessment is required and at what level.

The comment period closes on Tuesday, 21 May and the EPA then has 28 days to make a decision on its potential assessment.

To view and download Cleanaway’s Works Approval Application visit this page of the EPA website and click “Referral”.

To lodge a comment in response to the documents, visit this page.

Shire of Dardanup CEO André Schönfeldt said the EPA has advised that their decision whether or not to assess and at what level the assessment may be, will likely be made by the EPA by 18 June, 2019.

At a Special Meeting last month, Council resolved to refer Cleanaway’s proposals to store tailings at the Banksia Road Waste Facility to the EPA for an environmental impact assessment.

Advice was received by the Shire of Dardanup from the EPA of the seven-day public comment period on May 15.