65 Amaroo Rd Craigieburn VIC 3064

Use and development of a waste to energy facility

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 1 month ago. It was received by them 10 days earlier.

(Source: Hume City Council, reference P22489)

59 Comments

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  1. R M commented

    I oppose this project as it is toxic for our health and not to mention harmful for our environment. There has to be another option that is cost effective but at the same time not detrimental to us or the environment.

  2. Katherine Lawford commented

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards

    Katherine Lawford

  3. Basim iyaz commented

    We dont want more pollution in cragieburn

  4. Natalie Tuxworth commented

    Why are you considering putting this so close to town? Surely it can go somewhere away from where people live and work. Hume has enough waste facilities already. We don’t want this. Please reconsider.

  5. Caroline Ewans commented

    I work close by to SKM & Bradbury and had to smell the stench of several disasterous fires near my workplace in the City of Hume. That was bad enough! I certainly DO NOT want any type of similar facility near my home in Craigieburn. These types of so called "recycling" methods should be banned. Please use any public money to set up proper recycling facilities and actually recycle waste into something useful!

  6. margie sincoe commented

    Dear council. I strongly object to toxins which will be spewed into our atmosphere -Why would OUR council agree to the residents breathing in these harmful toxins?. Where is the 'country living' we were promised 45 years ago when I moved here? This is an outrage and one has to wonder what the objective could be. I don't want to be forced to wear a mask when trying to enjoy my garden, shopping or taking the dog for a walk. Council needs to use OUR money to ensure we all have quality of life which is what we expected when we took up residence in this township. Council claims to be environmentally friendly but this is far from any kind of friendly .

  7. Heidi commented

    I opposed this project as it is harmful to the community and environment! Please keep Craigieburn safe!

  8. Jesse Camilleri commented

    I oppose to this facility as it endangers the health of the people of Craigieburn.

  9. Gurpreet Hundal commented

    I appose this application bcz its so close to residents and will create pollution for us and the kids to breathe. I will create smell in the area. Its bad for environment as well.

  10. D S commented

    Dear Council,
    I strongly oppose this move. Not a really good plan so closer to a highly populated residential area and this would be very detrimental to the health and well being of our community. We need a safe and healthy Craigieburn not a dump yard. Please please reconsider!!

  11. C Hogan commented

    I strongly oppose this development. I believe it is far too close to residential areas of Craigieburn/Mickleham areas, too close to schools and day care centres on the Eastern side of Craigieburn.
    I am concerned if this was to go ahead it would have a detrimental impact on the cleanliness of the air in our suburb, affect the health of residents and have an impact on property prices in the area. Please reconsider approving this facility!!!

  12. Mandy R commented

    I oppose this project as it is toxic for our health and not to mention harmful for our environment.
    I work close to SKM and had to smell the stench and was affected by huge fires near my workplace. I certainly don’t want any type of similar facility near my home in Craigieburn.
    Council needs to use OUR money to ensure we have quality of life not hinder it
    There has to be another option that is cost effective but at the same time not detrimental to our health or the environment.

  13. Junaid commented

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards

    Junaid

  14. Steven Haigh commented

    "Waste to Energy" is nothing but a modern set of buzzwords to mean "Incinerate everything".

    As a society, we stopped burning waste due to the recognition of pollution, chemical and environmental damage caused by this process.

    A facility of this type is not within expectations of community standards, nor does it pass the pub test when raised with the locals in the surrounding areas of this proposed facility.

    I object to this application in the strongest possible terms that I am willing to put on a public document.

  15. Claudia Cross commented

    For those that don't know what to write in their submission, do not be afraid! Please use some of the points in the link above, or you are welcome to copy/use/amend some of the words from mine below:

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards

    Claudia Cross

  16. Michelle commented

    I oppose the development of a waste facility so close to houses and schools. I’m worried about the health implications and what it will do to the value of our properties.

  17. Jeanette Bowman commented

    Dear Council,
    I strongly oppose this move. Not a really good plan to build this so close to a highly populated residential area as this would be very detrimental to the health and well being of our community. We need a safe and healthy Craigieburn not a dumping yard. Please please reconsider!
    J. Bowman

  18. G Hastings commented

    Hume council
    I live relatively close to the proposed site and object the application. As you will also note in my attachment the toxic emissions into the air is dangerous and undesirable for residents. I have 2 children with acute respiratory problems and this will only heighten their symptoms. Please consider the impacts on the health of your ratepayers rather than corporate greed.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://greens.org.au/sites/default/files/2019-09/Waste%2520Incinerators%2520Fact%2520Sheet.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwj3mNzJ8d3kAhXu73MBHeMPDmAQFjACegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw30tiA4eB_XLSUOtG9oprX_

  19. C Hastings commented

    Dear Council.
    I refer to the enrgx (boss corporation) application for a waste incineration facility on amaroo road.

    I object to the application being approved. I live close to the proposed site. Incinerators threaten peoples health and produce climate pollution.

    Thousands of tonnes of toxic waste will be processed through the facility emitting gas higher than coal and oil stations. We dont and neither do our children deserve to live within proximity to such.
    As a health professional it is well documented by many in corporations across the world of the concern of the Pollutants such as nitrogen oxide, sulfar, mercury, lead and furans are emitted at extreme levels. The evidence around this are known affects such as increased cancers, respiratory conditions, cardiac disease and developmental and neurological disorders.

    In a huge growth corridor of Melbourne and as the local council you must consider the possibility of residents being affected by this and the legalities around them. There are better ways to process waste in our country, such as the well known zero waste solutions propsed to govt Our community deserves the right to a clean environment without risk to health.

  20. Adam Deva commented

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards

    Adam Deva

  21. Y.Sage commented

    Dear Council,

    This letter refers to the enrgx application for a waste incineration in Amaroo Road, Craigieburn.

    Surely there are other affective ways to deal with the recycling issue in Victoria?
    Perhaps by-products can be created and used instead for community equipment, road surfacing, playground benefits?

    We have seen first hand what happens when recycling products catch fire in our own community already and how people are are risk of serious respiratory problems due to the pollution created.

    I do not want a plant like this is our community.

    Please find a better way to recycle and provide benefits for our community, NOT health issues which may also impact on our already congested hospital systems.

    I strongly object to this proposal.

    Regards,

    Yvette Sage

  22. Fiona Kongos commented

    Dear Council
    I strongly oppose the application that has been put forward to build and operate a waste facility on Amaroo Rd.
    A better option needs to be supported both ethically and finincially for a more sustainable option to deal with our ever increasing waste nightmare
    The proposal to burn waste for energy is a cop out and one that serious puts the communities Heath , lifestyle and well being at risk

  23. Carolyn commented

    Dear council,
    We don’t want more pollution..why don’t you replace this with a much needed recycling plant and get with the way the world is changing. This is not the way of the future.

  24. S M commented

    Dear council, please Don’t do that to us and our families specially our kids.

  25. Bethany Sparks commented

    Burning waste is by far the most polluting way of both waste disposal and power generation.
    How could Hume council allow such a facility, in an area that has had so many issues with waste facilities in it's recent past.
    This is right next to homes, schools, preschool and childcare, retail and farms. This will have such a negative impact on not only people's health, but the health of our pets, livestock, fauna and flora.
    The area is surrounded by hills and mountains, there is nowhere for this pollution to go, other than sit over our community.
    The health problems caused by this type of pollution are proven and we'll documented.

  26. Brett K commented

    To Hume council

    This is unacceptable to be building this facility for the purpose of disposing of waste material that will create a harmful effect on the surrounding environment and also potentially health risks to the residents in the area. With the spin that it is going to create 'Energy/Power'

    What about implementing solar panels on 'All' council building to start with and other major strategic building and or shopping centers to create more 'energy/power'

    Looks like just another sell out of the environment and peoples health over financial greed.

  27. Leo Georges commented

    Dear Council,

    This facility is a terrible idea. It definitely isn’t a great response to our recycling problem and will create so much air pollution that our community will be breathing. Thinking about our children and their childrens future we need to find better solutions.

  28. Khushpreet jassar commented

    I oppose this project. It has environmental implications and implications for residents as well. Invest in long term solutions such as solar or wind power.. Thanks.

  29. Dianna. Omond commented

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.
    My grand children all have asthma, and I am positive that this will effect them. We do NOT want this in or around Craigieburn. I have no doubt that you wouldn't like it built near you.

  30. Kim Keevers commented

    We oppose this project as it is toxic for our health and not to mention harmful for our environment. There has to be another option that is cost effective but at the same time not detrimental to us or the environment.

  31. Aarif Baig commented

    This is not a good decision to set up such facility in close proximity to densely populated area and will have serious impact on our health

  32. Kerrie-Ann Cordingley commented

    Att: Hume City Council,

    I wish to strongly register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment. What will happen to our House/Land/Property values then? I'll bet our rates will not decrease as a result! Who would honestly want to live near that or subject our Families to that!!! When will Council's do the right thing for the Rate Payers who pay their wages! Therefore I wish to register my strong OBJECTION to this application.

    Regards,
    Kerrie-Ann Cordingley.

  33. Judy Parr commented

    We strongly oppose any waste disposal complex in Craigieburn
    The area is growing at an astounding rate and the health of the community should not be compromised by such a stupid idea.

  34. Miriam Abt commented

    I strongly oppose this project as it is toxic for our health and not to mention harmful for our environment. Surely there is another option that is cost effective but at the same time not detrimental to us or the environment. I do not want my kids to grow up with this thing in our "backyard".
    Thank you for listening.

  35. Lachlan christie commented

    I apposed this project as it is harmful for the environment and the employees at Bunnings and surrounding houses. Please think about it more.

  36. Sonja Mallia commented

    I object to this proposal. I do not believe this to be an appropriate solution to recycling and I believe it will cause more pollution to our area.

  37. Aron Bezzina commented

    Dear Hume Council.
    I refer to the enrgx (boss corporation) application for a waste incineration facility on amaroo road.

    I strongly oppose this development.

    We stopped burning waste because of the environmental damage it causes, how can we be going back to this?

    If history has taught us anything its that people will time and time again destroy our environment to make money.

    As the local council you must consider the possibility of residents being affected by this and the legalities around that. There are better ways to process waste in our country.

    This site is far too close to the residential areas of Hume. Our community deserves the right to a clean environment without risks to our health.

    Please don’t destroy my hometown!

  38. Julie commented

    I oppose this proposal as it is too close to residential areas. Not to mention the toxic environmental implications to the area. Think of the health implications to your rate payers and the potential fire risk to the area.

  39. Junaid commented

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards

    Junaid

  40. Melinda Milton commented

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on your and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards
    Mel

  41. Katherine Bell commented

    I am opposed to this application. It is not in the best interests of the Craigieburn community and in fact I am more worried about the health of my young children, let alone the smell it will surely create. I understand we need a solution to our current recyclable situation, but do not believe this is the best way to go about it.

  42. Michelle commented

    I as a rate paying resident of Hume object to this application. I am concerned that the toxins from the proposed plant will endanger our communities’ health. I believe that if the council accepts this application, then they would be going against their own vision and mission statements.

    Vision
    Hume City Council will be recognised as a leader in achieving social, environmental and economic outcomes with a common goal of connecting our proud community and celebrating the diversity of Hume.

    Mission
    To enhance the social, economic and environmental prosperity of our community through vision, leadership, excellence and inclusion.

    We Value
    Our Citizens
    We will promote democratic representation and genuinely engage our citizens to promote a sense of belonging within a healthy, safe, strong and diverse community.

    Please listen to your citizens by adhering to the above “we value our citizens“.....and reject application no. P22489.

    Kind regards,
    Michelle and Tim

  43. CS commented

    I object to this project as it is not in the best interests of me and my family's health and the environment

  44. Rajesh Chadaram commented

    I am living here for past 15 years a best place to live that belong to Hume council, My family wouldn’t like to live here for rest of our lives knowing that toxic gases will be polluting our back yards. If that’s what Hume city council wants all craigieburn residents to leave this locality and move to some where else, we wish the Hume Council all the best. I think the councillor should remember that we are people elected them. And if there want to ruins our lives that doesn’t look good. Please consider our request. STOP THE PROJECT.

  45. P S commented

    We dont want this any way close to poppulation mive it furthen down after wallan in non recedential area...
    How can hume can do such a big mistake
    Do u understand there are schools in next 5 km radious. Rediculas plan ....

  46. Devender Singh Brar commented

    I strongly dislike the idea of this kind of recycling planning which is not good for our future generations and it will surely make our living tuff.
    I would want this not to be in my neighbourhood and not even in the entire world. How come someone can think of this idea when our school kids are protesting for our current environmental situations.
    We all need to wakeup and should work together for a better future.
    I would really appreciate if my protest can be counted against this project.

  47. Lisa Bogie commented

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications to the respiratory health of the Craigieburn community in the long run. We are a young community, with many young children and families, please reconsider.

  48. Amelia Guest commented

    Dear Council members

    Please do not let this application progress because this company has money to influence it. This is an absolutely HUGE issue to be putting right next to a suburban area.

    The issues, including air pollution, effects on global warming etc. Are already mentioned above, so rather than reiterate them I'd like to add my name to the list of people who would like to see this application terminated.
    Your job is to represent your community, allowing this to happen will be against your community wishes, to the detriment of the community you represent and purely self serving to the big greedy businesses that don't need any more exemptions from the right way to do things.

    Please choose the thousands over the one or two rich individuals

  49. Stephanie Browitt commented

    A recycling plant should not be placed in an inner suburb, especially one of such a large community size. We do not want to breathe in smoke and have more pollution then needed. This project is a disgrace and many people including myself DO NOT APPROVE of this AT ALL! Air pollution is a huge problem and this just adds to it. People suffer from asmtha but also children should not have to be breathing this rubbish in.

  50. Fiona Hitchens commented

    I strongly oppose this development. I believe it is far too close to our homes and the residential areas of Craigieburn and surrounding suburbs and that the residents should have a say in this going forward.
    I am strongly concerned that if this was to go ahead it would have a detrimental impact on the cleanliness of the air in our suburb and have a negative impact on property prices in the area. Most importantly though affect the health of residents and have long term implications for families in the area. Please reconsider approving this facility!!!

  51. Jo Sangwell commented

    I am disgusted that this is even up for consideration!!

  52. Maria Alberto commented

    Dear Council,

    I would like to echo the complaint made below by Katherine Lawford against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility has serious implications for local residents and the wider community.

    Burning waste for energy will emit toxins which will be breathed in by anyone in the area. I object to this pollution being sanctioned by Council, particularly when studies reveal that long term exposure to these toxins lead to serious health complications.

    Secondly, burning waste to produce energy does nothing to address the core problem of excessive waste production. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will create a demand for waste instead of encouraging a decrease.

    There are far more responsible responses to the waste crisis that could be auctioned by Council:
    - support of community recycling initiatives
    - funding for community education programs related to responsible recycling
    - financial incentives for residents to live sustainably
    - financial incentives for local businesses to practice sustainably
    - lobby of government to replace plastic packaging with sustainable alternatives

    The ENRGX PTY LTD plant endangers our community health, lifestyle and environment. I urge you to prioritize the wellbeing of Hume residents and reject this proposal.

    Kind regards,

    Maria Alberto

  53. Sarah Smith commented

    I vehemently object to this proposal. The emissions may be “well within acceptable limits” however there will still be emissions that will affect the community.
    I’m concerned about the proximity to Hume Grammar, where my children attend, being in the direct firing line of these emissions when weather conditions dictate.
    This facility is simply too close to a populated residential area. Especially considering the unpredictable nature of weather you simply can’t guarantee that the community will not be negatively affected in any way.

  54. Jana commented

    We - me and my husband are strongly against this proposal. We do not believe that emission will be as promised - never is. This is great concern for every resident in the area especially children. It is too close to populated residential area!

  55. Surbhi commented

    There are two issues with this proposal, which is why I strongly object it.
    Firstly, it is very near to the town and can cause major health problems in near future. Such facilities are a ticking bomb for fire and chemical hazards. This shouldn’t be built at the proposed sites. There are studies which directly link such facilities to carcinogenic particles being passed into the underground water system, creeks and can also damage wild life in the surroundings.
    Secondly, why create such a facility anyway? Why not create a recycling facility which is eco friendly, does not emit hazardous smoke/chemicals? The whole world is moving towards moving away from things which could worsen the climate crisis. We should do our bit to do things in an environment friendly way.
    Thanks but this doesn’t seem to be a right way to go!

  56. Kathryn Boyle commented

    I strongly oppose this project. This facility too close to homes. This project my create more energy but also more pollution. The northern suburbs have been blanketed in toxic fumes from numerous factory fires which has impacted the health of the community. We don’t need more hazardous smoke in our air increasing our health risk of disease.

  57. Mayra Lara commented

    Dear Council,

    I wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. This facility may help with our current recycling crisis but this idea has some very serious implications.

    Firstly, burning our waste to produce energy is a very bad idea as it does nothing to address the core problem of over-consumerism and waste generation by Australians. In fact, once this plant is in operation, it will actually create a DEMAND for more waste. This is a very bad idea. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more! In addition, companies such as these will put pressure on you and the community to REMOVE their recycling systems so that they can receive and incinerate the unsorted waste and sell it back to us as energy! This is undoing all of the hard work that communities and Councils have done over the past three or more decades.

    Secondly, burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates epic level emissions and toxins, which will be spewed into our atmosphere - this will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. In addition it will add a nasty haze to our town that we definitely do not need. After that is potential acid rain and other nasties just like in Beijing and other big cities.

    Thirdly, this proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle, such as by creating products in demand that do not create as many emissions, or that can serve the community better, such a recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing and the like. These are efforts that Council has already put its support behind. By approving this application you are undoing all of your hard work by supporting other worthwhile environmental causes. It also ruins efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    As I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for pure profit at the cost of our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my strong objection to this application.

    Kind regards

    Mayra Lara

  58. Tracey commented

    I object to this plan whole heartedly. This area is very close to where 55,000 residents live. Why don’t you put this plant in an area that has no residents living there. We do not want to have this toxic plant in our area.

  59. Ian Payne commented

    As a resident of Hume I am disgusted.
    1. This will create massive pollution in Craigieburn and a number of nearby suburbs.
    2. It is a poor attempt at achieving anything with any environmental benefit, as the reduction in landfill will not compensate for the amount of unknown pollutants to be produced.
    3. The fires in recent years in other suburbs within Hume should have given you plenty of warning about the dangers of a recycling facility going haywire, and even an operator that appears willing to do the right thing can turn out to be irresponsible.
    4. This is not a genuine to create renewable energy that can compare favourably with existing forms of renewable energy such as solar..
    5. Other forms of treatment of recyclable materials would be far more effective. For example the worst contaminant is broken glass. A bottle recycling system is already proven interstate and this should be pursued in Victoria. A specific glass recycling depot would be used greatly. paper and cardboard is already recycled most effectively and more depots should be created. Plastic inclusion in road surfacing materials is already being tested. Other plastic recycling facilities produce items such as park benches that are a success.
    6. The reputation of Craigieburn as a suburb will be forever besmirched as a destination for those looking to move here. Much has been done to generate a great range of infrastructure, shopping and sporting features in Craigieburn and all that effort will be clouded.

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