Stop the new Asphalt Plant Development in Brendale

Stop the new Asphalt Plant Development in Brendale

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Wattle Run started this petition to Acting Mayor Mike Charlton

Brendale currently has a Bitumen Plant that is expanding in size and moving to a new location at Lot 15 Leitchs Rd - right next door to a new family friendly food and beverage precinct (in construction) and South Pine Sports Complex with young families coming and going all week. 

This HEAVY industry plant will have a negative impact on the surrounding facilities and the residential areas of Eatons Hill and Albany Creek (across the South Pine River) due to its close proximity to those areas, its position on the River and the effect of the prevailing winds. Important things to note about how this will impact our local community are: 

  • The Asphalt Plant, RAP Processing Plant and Reconomy (Detritus) Facility which will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The plant requires a 40 meter high structure – which is well beyond the maximum height of 15 meters under the current plan.
  • This heavy industry plant will bring with it noise, smell, lights and increased truck traffic to South Pine Rd and Leitchs Rd local area.
  • The carcinogenic potential of benzene in asphalt fumes poses a risk to workers and the surrounding residential and commercial community. Asphalt plants around the world have been linked to headaches and respiratory issues. Airborne particles from these plants also contain arsenic and other heavy metals.
  • The application states that 24,800 ONE way annual truck movements are estimated in 2021. This is on the same road used by local families to access sporting facilities.
  • The closest intersection through, which all these trucks will have to travel is not designed to handle such traffic.
  • The access road to the plant is prone to flooding. These floodwaters flow directly into the South Pine River, where pollution will affect people using the river, local wildlife and fish stocks.

The application for this plant to the local council is for an Asphalt Plant, RAP Processing Plant and Reconomy (Detritus) Facility. This use requires a Material Change of Use, subject to Impact Assessment. Formal objections have been lodged, but we'd love to have the support of our local community for the reasons outlined above to really make our concerns heard by the local council. 

We feel strongly that this isn't the place for this heavy industry plant to be re-located. Please sign our petition to keep our local suburbs, families and businesses protected from increased pollution, noise, smell and traffic.

We'd also like to invite you to email the acting mayor direct with your concerns: Mike.Charlton@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

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