news - may 2013

Progress Association · Landfill in the Avon Valley

An information meeting is to be held in Toodyay about the movement of landfill operators into the Avon Valley. 10am, Saturday 18 May 2013, Toodyay Memorial Hall.

Toodyay Shire rejected the Class II Opal Vale proposal for Chitty Road but has been over ruled by SAT (State Administrative Tribunal). The last chance to stop this landfill is by the community appealing to the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). This is a real concern as the proponents had previously been defeated on a Class IV proposal in 1998 for the same site. This means for Toodyay Road truck movements of between 17 42 trucks/hour (210 505 trucks/day) as estimated by the proponents Shawmac Report 3/1/12 (Consulting Civil & Traffic Engineers, Risk Managers).

A second application by SITA at York will use Great Eastern Highway. Both of these sites sit on a NNW trending fault line which has rich clay, sand and gravel deposits already being mined. The DEC has now stopped licensing new landfill applications above Class I on the Swan Coastal Plain. There is a push to find more sites close to Perth and in existing pits to minimise costs in excavating. The fault line sits within the South West Seismic Zone (SWSZ), the most active and unpredictable in Australia.

It is not just one Class II, more will come and existing landfills can have their class upgraded. All statements can be verified.

Progress Association page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day, Sunday 16 May 2013.

Thank you to all those exhibitors who have put their applications in. Receipts and other documentation with site allocations are being mailed out this week.

The Food and Wine Hall is full, but there are still limited sites available in General Ground Space and the Machinery Exhibit area. We would suggest applications should be sent by email or mailed to Countryman Small Farm Field Day, PO Box 66, Gidgegannup 6083 as soon as possible.

Check out the extensive programme..

City of Swan · Community Safety Plan

The City of Swan is currently consulting so that community knowledge can help develop the new Community Safety Plan. Input from community members will help guide the plans priority areas from 2013-2017.

Your feedback and advice is important and we want you to be involved by completing the survey and/or attending a community consultation in your local area.

More info..

City of Swan · Rural Properties Revegation Program

The City of Swan is pleased to announce its 2013 Rural Properties Revegetation Program focusing on the revegetation of rural properties within our region.

If your property is 10,000 sq metres (2.5 acres) or over and is located in the City of Swan, you are eligible to receive an allocation of plants.

To obtain your local native plants simply complete the application form and return it to the City no later than 4:30pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2012 to avoid disappointment.

More info and application form..

City of Swan

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