THE WASTE PLAN TO TRASH THE WEST

The Draft Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan is a blueprint to trash the western suburbs of Melbourne.

It recommends that in the future all of Melbourne’s landfill waste goes to the western or northern suburbs, taking 4 million tonnes of stinking, rotting rubbish every single year.

Worse, it ignores a promise by the Premier to ‘call-in’ any proposal to expand the tip by assuming a massive future expansion to the Western landfill to include the entire Boral quarry site.

During November and December, more than 1600 people objected to plan, calling for it to be scrapped.

The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group says all submissions will be considered before a final plan is handed to the Environment Minister in March.

The plan stinks, and we’ll keep fighting to make sure the west isn’t turned in to Melbourne’s dumping ground.