Stop Waste Recycling Depot on Launceston's Flood Plain. Right Idea, Wrong Location !!

Stop Waste Recycling Depot on Launceston's Flood Plain. Right Idea, Wrong Location !!

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Jo Murray started this petition to Launceston City Council (Mayor) and

Walk a mile in our shoes.  How would you feel if your family, home, amenity, and local water-way were imposed on by a Waste Recycling Depot.  Launceston City Council refused the application on the grounds of impact on amenity; however, the Resource Management Planning and Appeals Tribunal (RMPAT) overturned the council’s decision and amended the original Development Application (DA) to suit the developer.

There are over 200 homes in this heritage suburb with the average dwelling age of over 100 years.  There are no buffer zones and homes are within 5 metres of the development.   The approved development is within 40 metres of the North Esk Estuary flood zone.

A northern "state-of-the-art" recycling facility is the right idea but this is the wrong location. There are no other plants this close to homes and waterways in Australia.  Why here in Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania?

Reasons why the community is alarmed: -

  • Flood and fire risks including environmental contamination
  • Contrary to all United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)
  • Odour and rodents
  • Noise and light pollution
  • Impact on residents' mental health, health and wellbeing
  • Increased traffic burden in an already congested inner city area
  • Proximity to community and sporting facilities
  • Parental concern for child and pedestrian safety with heavy vehicle traffic
  • At least 70 heavy trucks coming and going multiple times per day
  • Potential impact on homes with vibrations
  • The development is on a no-through road
  • Lack of social justice in the entire process contrary to the public interest
  • Loss of residential property value
  • Neither peace nor respite for residents - operating hours 4 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week

How can you help our cause? 

  • Sign and share the petition
  • Join our face book page (Don't Rubbish Invermay Veolia)
  • Contact your councilors
  • Contact your MP
  • Contact media (radio, newspapers)
  • Support us to be the voice of reason, it is 2021 not 1950!
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