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The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has received a licence application from Opalvale Pty Ltd to operate a class II landfill at Hoddy's Well (768 Chitty Road).

Cell 1 of the landfill was constructed under works approval W5800/2015/1 (issued 27 August 2015). Opalvale submitted an application to amend the works approval and the Department amended it on 17 August 2017 to address compliance matters relating to the construction of Cell 1 of the landfill.

* 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?

The Department received a licence application (L9089/2017/1) from Opalvale Pty Ltd to operate a landfill at Hoddy's Well in August 2017. DWER has started a risk based assessment of the application in accordance with the Department's Regulatory Framework

Public consultation on the application closed Monday 2 October 2017. The Department will consider all submissions received when assessing the application. 

Five appeals against the amendment of the landfill works approval (W5800/2015/1) have been received. DWER responded to the appeals in January 2018 and the Appeals Convenor has subsequently requested that the Department seek additional information from Opalvale on groundwater separation distance.

Once the Environment Minister has determined the appeals, a copy of his determination and the Appeals Convenor's report will be made available to the public on the Appeals Convenor's website

DWER has suspended the licence application assessment while the appeal process is ongoing. The assessment will recommence once the Minister has made a decision on the appeals.

The licence application decision will be advertised on DWER's website and all stakeholders will be notified of the Department's decision in writing.


More Information

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Updated 22 February 2018