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Background

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has received a works approval application from Alkina Holdings Pty Ltd to construct a putrescible landfill site within part of Lot 4869 Great Southern Highway in St Ronans (Allawuna Farm). The works approval application seeks approval to construct Cell 1 and Cell 2 only.

This premises was previously subject to works approval W5830/2015/1 granted to SITA Australia Pty Ltd (now known as SUEZ Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd)—also for the construction of a putrescible landfill site known as ‘Allawuna Landfill’. This works approval was revoked by the Department on 11 August 2016 at the request of SUEZ.

The new application renames the proposed landfill as the ‘Great Southern Landfill’. The proposed footprint and design of the landfill is largely the same as the previously proposed Allawuna Farm landfill, although the waste input rate will be reduced from 250,000 tonnes per annum to 200,000 tonnes per annum. 

* The former Department of Environment Regulation amalgamated on 1 July 2017 with the Department of Water and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority, forming the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

What is Happening Now?

DWER has commenced a risk based assessment of the application in accordance with the Department's Regulatory Framework.

Public consultation on the application closed 28 September 2017. All submissions received during this public consultation period will be considered in the Department's assessment of the application.

DWER’s risk assessment is ongoing.

The decision to grant or refuse the works approval will be advertised in The West Australian newspaper and all stakeholders will be notified of the Department's decision in writing.  

More Information

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Updated 21 August 2017