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 11 months ago. It was received by them 10 days earlier.

(Source: Hume City Council, reference P22489)

159 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.

  60. Jennifer commented

    My family and I and lived just off amaroo road for 15yrs. We OPPOSE this idea of a toxic plant!
    We have watched the area flourish with natural grasses, streams and waterways being nurtured and have remained in craigieburn enjoying the beauty of our environment.
    We know what Hume city councils profit was last year. There’s no need for this ‘business venture’.

  61. Lisa Milich commented

    This type of facility should be in an industrial area not in an area so close to our community and schools. Apart from being damaging to our environment it will clearly damage our health. This pollution will be dragged into our homes through our air conditioning so there is no escape. Please put the people in our community in front of $$$$$$.

  62. Melina Leo commented

    Please note my objection to the waste incineration facility being built in Craigieburn, the area has been developed significantly over the last 30 years, affordability bringing many young families. The toxic emissions and microscopic particles this plant will emit into the atmosphere will pose a massive risk to community health and should there be any problems with the plant, there will also be environmental concerns with its proximity to Merri Creek.
    We will no doubt be reassured that all these concerns will be addressed, like the sewerage treatment plant recently built, that I smell everyday driving on the Hume Freeway.
    Also some years ago when the Hume Freeway was built there was a change in the Freeway route due to the risk to the Growling frog, this plant poses a far greater risk.

    The council are representative of our community and we ask that you support your residents in our objection of the development of an incineration plant.

  63. Imran Hassan commented

    I oppose this project as it is harmful for health and so close to the community of Craigieburn even communities on Craigieburn east Road and Donnybrook Road. The property prices are good in this area because of good infrastructure but once this project gets started suddenly there will be a big declined in property market, as people start moving out and no new families will consider to live here. We are renting at the moment and was planning to buy a land here to build our dream home but now we have paused our plan untill this issue gets resolve. If its still happening will leave us an option to move from here. Our humble request is that please reconsider its location which should be far from all communities. Many thanks.

  64. Sarah commented

    This is right near our house where I have 3 children under the age of 10 who spend most of their time outside playing with balls in the fresh air. I don't want to have to sell my house and move!! This absolutely devastates me! Please, please do not allow this to happen :(

  65. Jessica Bryceson commented

    Can I ask why you are putting this one of the biggest growth suburbs in Melbourne? Have you considered the people you will be affecting? There surely has to be another site away from residential areas for this project.
    I strongly object placing this at 65 amaroo road. Ask yourselves this question would you want to live near it?

  66. Rachael Walsh commented

    I would like to express as a member of the community that the health and well-being of my son, family , friends , and fellow community members would be put in jeopardy if this plan goes ahead. Research has proven that plants such as these can have long term health side effects and that is extremely concerning.
    The community cannot support something of this nature when our fauna and flora are at risk , animals are at risk , and not to mention our roads are congested enough as is , we don’t need the extra overloaded trucks hauling the streets.

  67. Thierry Mena commented

    I strongly oppose this development and fear what this will do to my asthmatic son, and people suffering from breathing and health problems.
    Keep our air clean!

    Why would anyone allow this in our community???

    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

    T. Mena

  68. David Ferguson commented

    I am very much against any proposed waste processing plant located in Craigieburn especially so close to heavily populated areas.

    This should be fine further out of populated areas if at all.

  69. Ann-Minetta Williams 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 proposed facility is looking at taking up to 500,000 tonnes of waste per year, that means it could be generating up to 100,000 tonnes of hazardous toxic waste in the form of bottom ash and fly ash. This hazardous toxic waste will need to be disposed of at a specialised site. In Victoria we only have one such site - Lyndhurst and that is due to be closed in the near future as it is already near capacity. As much as we are landfilling some waste at present, it has nowhere near the toxicity of the waste generated by these facilities. How many hazardous, toxic waste sites will need to be created to dispose of this created waste?

    They also generate airborne emissions and particulates, the toxicity of which is cumulative. So the longer the site operates, the more poison they emit and the more it builds up in our environment. Seriously affecting individual health and our environment.

    Given the capacity of this site, it could potentially be taking up to 1984.13 tonnes per day in waste. This will have mean a serious increase to the number of trucks on the Hume Highway, driving within metres of houses, places of worship, businesses and public transport facilities, by 220 to 284 per working day. This will have a considerable impact on the already congested and strained road infrastructure in this area.

    I am also concerned that the planning application was lodged on the 6 September 2019 and then Councillor Jack Medcraft was promoting perceived 'benefits' to such a facility in the Northern Leader newspaper on the 9 September 2019. Without disclosing that a planning application had been lodged and was awaiting council approval. Possibly distorting the public understanding, not giving all the relevant information and lacking scientific data and support.

    The newspaper article stated Enrgx Pty Ltd was investing $450 million in the project yet the planning application is for $9 million.

    Waste to energy is obviously a quick and dirty fix to our current recycling crisis. Proper recycling programs and true green energy options are much less costly, more cost effective, better for and can even improve the environment and health of our community and provide much more job opportunities.

    A waste to energy and sorting facility does not address the issues of reducing waste and the lack of recycling facilities and capacity. If anything it will demand a sustainable feedstock to maintain it's profits and returns. Potentially redirecting compostable and recyclable materials to incineration.

    I strongly object to this planning application and am seriously angry at the lack of communication from Hume City Council.

  70. S Weston commented

    I strongly object to the building of this facility. I both live and work within 1km of the proposed location and feel that if this was to go ahead it would be detrimental to mine and my families health.
    Please put a stop to this propsed plan.

  71. Mary Papadakis commented

    I vehemently object to the proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn.

    This is a ludicrous and environmentally-flawed proposal, which not only has the potential to, but WILL adversely impact on the health of the tens of thousands of people living within close proximity of this site.

    The fact this site is even in contention beggars belief given its location near homes, businesses, and multiple educational settings including primary and early childcare facilities.

    If Hume City Council (as well as the State Government at large, and the EPA, which must prove itself worthy of its title) actually cares about the health and safety of residents, local wildlife, and the environment generally, it will NOT support this - literally - rubbish proposal.

  72. Manda commented

    Surely Campbellfeild fires havent proved that this should not be going anywhere with in a radius of house's factories or anything structural for that matter or living. They should consider people before money. How would the council like if they lived or worked within a short distance of this plant and they became affected bu toxins? Just proves that people have never and will never be a priority to all those involved within government.

  73. T Ozer commented

    I absolutely oppose the proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064

    How is it that the council could approve, let alone consider such a site that will be in close proximity to residents of this community. There is ample space and plenty of other pockets within hume let alone Victoria away from homes, businesses, schools and childcare facilities.

    Hume City Council you represents the "rate payers" and not big business on this one.

  74. Harps commented

    I strongly object to the building of this facility Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064

    I live and work near the proposed facility. Like many in the community I have young children who also attend school near the proposed site. This is extremely concerning when considering multiple health risks the site could cause if ever in full production.

    The Council needs to protect it's community not put its residents and future generations in harms way.

  75. shaun mcdougall commented

    The people of craigieburn do not want a waste to energy site on our door step this is a danger to the health of your rage payers and will decrease the value of all the property’s it will be next to. my 4 year old struggling with asthma suffers enough on a normal day how is the song from this burning going to effect her.

  76. Nick commented

    I strongly object to the building of this facility Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064.

    In addition to all the potential health issues that this will cause, I'd like to understand how this tender was awarded to Enrgx given this company only registered their ABN on July 1 2019.

    - What track record do they have in this field given they've only been in existence for 2 months prior to having been awarded the contract?
    - What due diligence has been undertaken by council to ensure that not only can they successfully run this operation, but how will they ensure the safety of Hume residents, workers and businesses? Have you forgotten SKM?
    - Who are Enrgx? They don't appear to have a website which in this day and age is unfathomable.
    - Why were they awarded the contract ahead of other companies?
    - Who else submitted a tender?

    As councillors, you're obliged to keep the community (who you serve, let's not forget) informed, so it's staggering that there's been very little information provided to this point.

    Quite clearly this is something that's not wanted in Hume so close to schools, housing and businesses by residents and companies who are aware of this ill-conceived venture. Do the right (and logical) thing and shelve this idea.

  77. Tegan McKee commented

    Dear Council,
    I strongly oppose the building of this facility Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064.

    This proposed site is less than 2km from the school in which I work and my children attend. I fear the health repercussions from the pollution that a plant of this type would add to the air.

    This plant is far to close to residential areas, even if it does meet distance requirements by the EPA, surely as resonable people HCC can understand why there will be outrage if the proposal is approved. I'm not sure what gives council the right to risk the health of over 800 primary school students that will be attempting to that learn in an enironnment that is in such close proximity to the proposed address. Not to mention the many residents who are even closer.

    Please reject this proposal, show the residents of Hume that council puts their quality of life at the forefront of their decisions

    Regards Tegan McKee

  78. Prue Wallis commented

    Please explain to me why this is necessary in our community and why my 10 year old daughter is up all night crying and having panic attacks and frightened because she is scared about dying from the poisons and toxins that are going to be released in the air from this factory we don’t need it in craigieburn and shouldn’t have to live like that it’s bad enough that housing estates are poping up all over the place and there is no more farm land take your dirty factory else where we are full

  79. julien august commented

    despite any amount of filtres or safety nets, such an obsolete form of energy and waste management, is dangerous to the population of a large growing city. Fine particles of pollution are transported and spread easily and become a threat to not only asthmatics, people with respiratory diseases but also any healthy person breathing in these carcinogens.

    How a modern country like australia is planning an old form of energy and waste management when even developing countries are moving away from it, is such a horrible surprise

  80. Kersty little commented

    Dear council, i wish to register a complaint against proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD. This facility has some very serious implications.

    - Burning our waste to produce energy does nothing to address the core problem of waste generation, it will create a DEMAND for more waste. Council should be encouraging buying, using and consuming less, not more.

    - Burning waste for energy creates emissions and toxins, which will pollute the area. I object to this pollution being sanction by Council. Also to consider are the pollution haze, acid rain. Consider what has happened in Beijing, they burn rubbish for fuel and have suffered huge negative environmental impacts.

    - This proposal takes energy away from real and better efforts to recycle. Will there be a push for recycling that causes less emissions and more beneficial for the environment eg recycled playground equipment, household products, road surfacing. These are projects the Council has already supported. What will happen to these types of projects once’s burning waste become profitable. Will they still be encouraged and supported by the council. It also undermines efforts to create cleaner and better forms of energy such as wind, hydro and geothermal power.

    I believe that ENRGX PTY LTD is proposing this plant for profit with no regard for our community health, lifestyle and environment, I wish to register my objection to this application.

    It is horrifying that the area i have chosen to raise my family in will now be polluted with toxic emissions that will affect my families health.

    Kind regards

    Kersty Little

  81. Antonella Papa commented

    I oppose to the project. For all logical reasons mentioned by many. Lets keep Craigieburn safe.

  82. Ayse Kose commented

    I'm writing to object to this proposed waste plant. It is detrimental to our health and causing more harm to the environment that the intention itself.
    It is not only in the heart of built up suburbs but contributing to the countless factories surrounding it spreading more and more toxic chemicals into our air.
    This cannot be the best plan that council has come up with? There are other options in recycling as well as location! So much space that can be utilised and not close to communities.

  83. Tanyel Mutlu commented

    First of all, why aren’t we addressing the root cause of our waste problem? Why have we just resulted into burning garbage when we all know how damaging it will be to the environment, ecosystem and the world in whole?

    I am absolutely disgusted seeing that the idea for a toxic and deadly incinerator is planning to be built in Craigieburn, when there’s estates built built surrounding it and factories in Campbellfied that produce monstrosity amounts of toxic fumes close by. Are we the new China? HOW was this idea smart in any way shape or form?

    We live in such a high class country with access to absolutely anything, this is not the solution to reducing the amounts of waste humans produce as a result of poor waste management in households across the country.
    Please, you wouldn’t want to live in a suburb close to this toxic waste incinerator! So why make us?

  84. Ramano Zayat commented

    I don't pay my rates for this crap to be built so close to my family home, if this goes ahead I think we should get a rate cut and some sort of compensation paid as home prices will be affected.

  85. Joe Hogan commented

    I am absolutely horrified this will be so close my home and children’s school. No- ANYONES HOME AND SCHOOL!

    I implore you to reconsider granting approval to have this toxic faculty built at the proposed location. There are other ways our waste can be managed. Incineration in an area so dense in population and so delicate in fauna is NOT the answer.

  86. Karyn O'Donnell commented

    Please don't destroy the future of our children. We don't want them breathing in this second class air. Our health system can't cope as it is, does it really need more pressure. Do children need more health issues on top of all the allergies, asthma, add, adhd and the like. It's about a change in habit to prevent the waste, not disposing of it in a non environmentally friendly way.

  87. Sarah Richmond commented

    I and many of the people living in the Hume area are very much against this incinerator. I believe our health and environment will be greatly impacted if it goes ahead. There has to be a better and safer alternative.

  88. Hasan Tan commented

    This is outrageous! I do not support such a facility. Especially with the lack of communication by the council on its potential effects on our health.

  89. Samira Ali commented

    Please let everyone be healthy and breathe fresh non toxic air. The feeling of so many of us living close to it gives me a nightmare. There are so many who have an objection like me, but they may not have sources to be heard.

  90. Harrie commented

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

  91. Natasha Petrovska commented

    I am opposing this project. Why build such facility in the middle of suburbia???

  92. Bharat R commented

    I strongly oppose this project. This should not be built around the Craigieburn suburb. It can be very harmful for the health and well being of the community. They should plan for an environment friendly alternative.

  93. Stacy Heywood commented

    I oppose this application. It is too close to homes and where families spend their time outdoors. I don’t want our air to be polluted anymore than it already is!

  94. Bruno Mularczyk commented

    I have taken the liberty in copying the following statement previously forwarded to this cause. I also agree with the many other remarks previously forwarded. The statement is as follows:

    Quote, “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.” Unquote.

    PLEASE PLEASE Hume City Council show us that your values stated above means something and abandoned this proposed environmental failure into the future.

  95. Carly Robinson commented

    It is grossly unethical to propose the construction of this "facility" so close to residential dwellings, not to mention one kilometre from a primary school. There is no conclusive scientific research that proves the fumes will not be harmful. I absolutely object to this proposal, and am dumbfounded and horrified as to how it has progressed.

  96. Harman Chopra commented

    Please don't destroy the future of our children. We don't want them breathing in the toxic air. Do children need more health issues on top of all the allergies, asthma, respiratory problems and the like. It's about a change in habit to prevent the waste, not disposing of it in a non environmentally friendly way.
    This cannot be the best plan that council has come up with? There are other options in recycling as well as location! So much space that can be utilised and not close to communities.

  97. Navin Chopra commented

    Dear Council,
    I strongly oppose the building of this facility Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064.

    This plant is far to close to residential areas, even if it does meet distance requirements by the EPA, surely as resonable people HCC can understand why there will be outrage if the proposal is approved. I'm not sure what gives council the right to risk the health of over 800 primary school students that will be attempting to that learn in an enironnment that is in such close proximity to the proposed address. Not to mention the many residents who are even closer.
    Please reject this proposal, show the residents of Hume that council puts their quality of life at the forefront of their decisions.
    Please don't destroy the future of our children. We don't want them breathing in the toxic air. Do children need more health issues on top of all the allergies, asthma, respiratory problems and the like. It's about a change in habit to prevent the waste, not disposing of it in a non environmentally friendly way.
    Regards

  98. Jason Lie commented

    Hi there,
    Please do not put in a toxic incinerator so close to residential areas. We just bought into the suburb at the highest peak of the market as we have started a family here in craigieburn. This will only mean housing values drop for all surrounding areas and will not only impact people from a health perspective but also financially. Please don't make us move as we really love the area and our parents have been here for over 20 years.

    Sincerely,
    Jason Lie

  99. Josh Harrington commented

    This is a horrible idea. The pollution and environmental impact on the area would be damaging to not only current residents but also future generations.

    Please don't build in our town.

  100. Christian Walker commented

    I wish to object to this hideous environmental disgrace that would affect all Craigieburn residents.

  101. Simmi Karol commented

    Dear Council,

    I strongly oppose the building of this facility Application No P22489 by ENEGX PTY LTD for “ use and development of a waste to Energy Facility” at Amaroo Road, Craigieburn Vic 3064

    No one wants to live near a plant that may host hundreds of trash-filled trucks a day. The plants is deliberately close to low-income communities. As most of community members are so busy in making the ends meet they might not even know about the dangerous plan.

    Who is going to take the responsibility of the communities health? The plant is so close to schools, houses and shops. Or should I say that no one cares bcoz we don’t live in the eastern suburbs!!!

    Thanks

  102. Abhi Karol commented

    I oppose this proposed project as it is harmful to the Environment and the thousands of Hume residents. Craigieburn’s full of young families with children. We should not let this happen.

  103. Carol Whitehead commented

    I oppose the proposal to build a waste to energy plant at Craigieburn, my reasons are: * * there are more safe and affective ways to reduce waste
    * this area is close to schools, sporting facilities and shopping centres
    * Craigieburn is a high wind area and the toxic fumes will be spread all over these areas
    Please do not accept this proposal on behalf of the residents....we don’t want it!

  104. Hasan TAN commented

    I oppose this development due to long term health concerns. My family and I will relocate from the area should this site go ahead.

    I hope the council is prepared for law suits in the future.

  105. Kirsty Statton commented

    I oppose this application, there is no reason for this facility to be so close to our community. There is also no reason for this facility in general but if it is required allow it out in a completely remote location and not near families.

  106. Ellena commented

    I am greatly opposed to this application as it is a health treat to my family especially as they suffer from asthma.

  107. Barbara Holliday 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 is toxic for our environment and our health. WE DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS BEING APPROVED.
    I DO NO CONSENT TO BREATHING IN TOXIC EMISSIONS EG. MERCURY, NITROUS AND SULFURIC OXIDES, DIOXINS AND FURANS THAT WILL BE BILLOWING FROM THE STACKS.
    WE DO NOT PAY OUR RATES AND TAXES TO SUPPORT YOU POISONING US.

  108. Barbara Holliday 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 is toxic for our environment and our health. WE DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS BEING APPROVED.
    I DO NO CONSENT TO BREATHING IN TOXIC EMISSIONS EG. MERCURY, NITROUS AND SULFURIC OXIDES, DIOXINS AND FURANS THAT WILL BE BILLOWING FROM THE STACKS.
    WE DO NOT PAY OUR RATES AND TAXES TO SUPPORT YOU POISONING US.

  109. Asad Rajput 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 is toxic for our environment and our health. WE DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS BEING APPROVED.

    Hume is a growing council with a lot of young families like us. We do not want this in our neighbourhood.
    Thanks

  110. Anne Ashman 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!!!

  111. Bernard Bosnjak commented

    We don’t need this it’s a dangerous option for our community our children and family. Please don’t approve this plan think of our kids.

  112. Elaine Couacaud commented

    Dear Council,
    I am astounded at the lack of community consultation surrounding this issue, the only reason that I can think of is that Council and Vic Govt know that the residents of Craigieburn and surrounding areas will vehemently oppose this idea, what is going on behind the scenes? What benefit to council is it? To place this within 1km of businesses and residences is totally unacceptable in today's climate of increasing waste and pollution, this will effect people's health and place a burden on our now overwhelmed public hospital system, it will decrease our property value and as others have indicated this is totally opposite to Council's vision statement and cannot be allowed. What does the EPA have to say on this issue?

  113. Christine Sperling 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
    Christine Sperling

  114. PAUL DREWS commented

    I object to this sort of toxic facility being anywhere within Hume.There is absolutely no sound basis for this type of facility to be near any human population or any other type of Flora or Fauna on this planet.
    I also object to the sneaky underground tactics and lack of open community consultation in regards to this facility. I, just like many others, shall be making note of any Councillor who supports this application.
    If it does go ahead, it should be built in your own backyard !!

  115. Ravi commented

    Dear Council Reps,

    I oppose against this toxic incinerator proposed to be built at Amaroo Rd. It will be harmful for local residents like us and we don't want any more waste processing facility in Hume.

    Please move the operation away from human settlements.

    Regards
    Ravi

  116. Chooka commented

    Dear Political Puppet’s of Big Business
    As a former resident of Craigieburn back when it was a semi rural “town”, I am disgusted by the idea of allowing it to become a toxic waste dump. Haven’t you molested it enough? Haven’t you got enough financial benefits from all the rates and taxes to line your pockets already? Obviously not if you are considering allowing this proposal to go through! I suggest you listen to the well educated long term locals like Ms Christine Sperling before you decide the f**k it up more than you already have.
    Definitely Yours
    Chook

  117. Shane and Pat Osmond commented

    To the City Council,

    We wish to log an objection to the proposed Toxic waste Incinerator in Craigieburn. This is a family area, many people have purchased here for the atmosphere and environment. Why establish a massive residential area and then place a toxic waste area close to such an area? This makes no sense at all. This will drive people away from Craigieburn and many businesses will suffer financially along with the destruction of our air quality and the environment.

    Please cease any further development of this proposed plan.

  118. Praveen Maddula commented

    Craigiburn has huge population and increasing and having a plant in there. It’s going to effect quality of life and health

  119. Eden T commented

    Dear Council

    We as craigieburn residents oppose against this toxic incinerator proposed to be built in our neighborhood. This toxic waste will be harmful to the residents in craigieburn, think of us, our children and our pets etc. please build where this is no residents near! the amount of land that is available in the northern region yet you choose craigieburn? where thousands of people live? its mind blowing. This will effect our quality of life, are you willing to have that weigh on your shoulders? please move somewhere else far from man

  120. Carmelina Tarallo commented

    I am a wife and mother of three children, I strongly oppose the toxic incinerator that is being proposed for Craigieburn. I can see Bunnings Warehouse from my home, and will be mortified if the incinerator is built near there. There are hundreds of homes with young families who live close by, including my own.
    How can you do this to our children and environment!

  121. Bronwyn Bruce commented

    Hi there Hume City Council. I'm not into this Waste Incinerator idea at all! I wish to register a complaint against the proposed Application No. P22489 by ENRGX PTY LTD for “Use and Development of a Waste to Energy Facility”. I get that waste needs to go somewhere, but shouldn't that somewhere be far away from people, far away from my favourite takeaway place (Craigieburn Indian FYI) and not in a very quickly growing suburb? I strongly urge you to reconsider this plan. Thanks, Bronwyn.

  122. Rowena Sheppard commented

    I strongly oppose this application. I oppose both the location and actually utilising waste to energy at all.

    One has to question whether government at any level is paying attention or listening to the people or scientists.

    Burning anything for energy is no longer acceptable but to put a waste burning in a residential area is an absolute disgrace and Councillors should hang their heads in shame for forcing this significant health hazard on their community.

    I will be taking this up with Greens and Federal rep.

    Thankfully, I rent so if if this goes ahead I am going to move from Craigieburn.

  123. David Slater commented

    Council, as a resident very close to the proposed sight, I deplore any decision that would see an unsightly and unnecessary project literally a stones throw from the house I share with my young family. Please consider moving this to an area further from residential development

  124. Theresa Slater commented

    Council, please look at moving this project to a non residential area as placing it in Craigieburn close to families ( in particular my family) is not a smart idea. It places the lives of all residents including my husband, my son and myself in in great danger. It also does not help the air quality and water in the area let alone the elderly and ill people around Craigieburn. Burning anything for energy is no longer climate effective and would do more damage in the long run. Please reconsider this proposal

  125. Virginia Bebbington commented

    I strongly oppose this. It is far too close to residential living and will tarnish Craigieburn's reputation as a livable area. I am a rate payer in Craigieburn and would strongly consider moving from the area should this go through.
    Please reconsider, did the right thing and reject the proposal.

  126. Corey chiml commented

    I strongly oppose this application for the waste facility at 65 Amaroo road, Craigieburn. It will create harmful and toxic emissions that should not be allowed so close to Craigieburn.

  127. Christine 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 is toxic for our environment and our health.
    WE DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS BEING APPROVED.

    I am completely shocked to hear that this proposal would even be a consideration by the Hume council. Please DO NOT go ahead with this project. I can see Bunnings from my home. My family Love the outdoors and we are always outside in the yard, to think we will be living right near this facility really concerns me. We definitely will not stay in Craigieburn if this goes ahead.

    Burning waste may create energy as a byproduct but it also creates huge levels of emissions and toxins, spilling into our atmosphere. This will be the air that we all breathe and I object to this unnecessary pollution so close to our homes.

    I also just like to add I am also really concerned about the lack of community consultation surrounding this issue. I suspect no one in Craigieburn would agree to this being built here so close to their home, maybe the reason.

    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.

    PLEASE do not go ahead with this toxic incinerator proposal PLEASE DON’T DO IT.

    Christine

  128. kerryn galea commented

    Residents who live in Craigieburn do not want this waste facility. I live very close to the proposed site and do not want my my health to suffer because of this plant. There has been no discussions or notifications to residents who will be affected by this proposed plant. We do not want our air polluted by the toxic waste that will be emitted by the burning of the waste. It should not be built in a residential area. Full Stop!!!! I will not be staying in Craigieburn if this plant goes ahead. DO NOT BUILD THIS TOXIC WASTE INCINERATOR....

  129. Rob Muscat commented

    I strongly oppose this application, the proposed site is way to close to residential homes. I live in the estate opposite Bunnings and on the weekends I can smell their sausages cooking with a east wind. With this in mind I find it deeply disturbing that such a plant could be producing toxic and smelly exhaust fumes, which can spread all across Craigieburn. The other factor that needs to be considered is an accidental fire of the materials, which would be disastrous. I hope common sense applies with this application, there are plenty of options a lot further away.

  130. Pradeep Panesar commented

    I oppose the appliction for this application to go further first and last thing we do not want this as it is very toxic for our health and enviorment. It's a big NO. I live near Mt. Ridley Road and fumes from this plant will have a adverse effect on our health and future generation

  131. Antoni Bogoevski commented

    I strongly oppose the construction of this toxic incinerator so near my home. I can literally see the proposed site this is being planned for from my house on Mount Ridley where my children live and would be exposed to the untold quantities of toxic chemicals and fumes.

    I understand the need to manage the waste problem that has been created however it seems well beyond logical reason to be building such a facility so close to a residential area.

    If not for health, environmental and compassionate reasons please consider the financial implications for this. Hume City Council and the Victorian State Government could be setting themselves up for open ended class action litigation due to recklessly endangering the well-being of it's residents, not to mention the severe devaluation of our properties.

    This will endanger the lives of over 50,000 Craigieburn residents, 10,000 and growing Wollert residents and several thousand residents in other surrounding suburbs.

    When considering the approval of this facility ask yourselves this:
    Would you want your children living, playing and going to school so close to this type of facility?
    Would you want to be exposed to toxic fumes all day in your home, your sanctuary?
    Would you want the value of your home eroded away if something like this was built only 400 meters from your house?

    I believe you would be hard pressed to find a single person that would answer yes to those questions.

    Reject the application for this facility outright and perhaps consider how this application was even brought to table in the first place as it seems that no legitimate objective consultation was undertaken.

  132. Sharon 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”.

    HUME COUNCIL, WHY HAVE YOU NOT ADVERTISED THIS FOR COMMUNITY CONSULTATION? Found a loop hole by way of accepting the categorisation of this proposal as part of your employment plan hey. Obviously you definitively know that residents will object, as we are doing now! An extremely good way to lose the trust and therefore votes of Hume residents. I ask you if accepting and considering Enegx's proposal will somehow be mutually beneficial for you? It seems obvious that financial profits are most important to the councillors at Hume. Seemingly, harming the health of our children, residents, waterways, flora, fauna, and environment holds no weight to Hume especially given this application was not advertised to the community.

    The health of residents and our environment will suffer, and you will see an increase in people suffering from respiratory and other medical conditions. Obviously this unethical proposition, in your eyes, is seen as beneficial for Hume and surrounding areas in terms of employment opportunities and financial stimulus. Is this why it has been proposed by Energx as such, and accepted by Hume Council as being categorised under the Craigieburn North Employment Area Precinct Structure Plan.

    It's interesting, yet not comprehensible, how businesses only interested in profiting millions of dollars from making people sick, class their proposal as employment opportunities. All part of the bigger picture for Hume accepting and considering this proposal isn't it - a financial stimulus that will create employment, not only at Energx, but more so on the backs of residents health as medical, health, and other general services, businesses and infrastructure will be needed to accomodate the growing rate of foreseeable increases in the rates of sick people (oh & of course employment opportunities), and services for such. I'm sure then, in true political fashion, if Hume council votes yes for this, Hume will spin this as financial and community growth - all the while people suffer and endure illness directly correlated to Hume council and Energx. Knowingly allowing toxic fumes that create acute and chronic medical conditions to be pumped into areas of such close proximity to peoples homes, children's schools, and places of employment is surely a litigation minefield in the making.

    Residents do not want this to happen in their backyards! Energx will not be creating energy or power, that is not possible by burning waste. Energx will however, be creating toxic fumes and major health problems for Hume residents and neighbouring municipalities. They will also be sure to consume exorbitant amounts of energy, power, and resources from Hume instead. If this goes ahead l will be moving far away from Hume.

    Councillors l do hope you have a conscience, and therefore put our families health and wellbeing, and our ailing environment first.

    We voted you in, how bout you vote for us by rejecting this application immediately.

  133. Michael Keating commented

    Ludicrous defined.

  134. Paola Chiappinelli commented

    Dear Council,
    I oppose the Energx's application to build a waste to energy facility in Craigieburn and I am deeply concerned about its likely impact on air quality and local community's health.
    What would be the scale of this facility? What kind of materials is the proposed plant going to burn? Who will monitor the level of toxic emissions in the area and the repercussions on people's wellbeing over the years?

    On a larger scale, if we want to address Victoria's waste crisis effectively, I believe that we should consider developing more waste and resource recovery facilities across the state - in accordance with the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan - rather than building big incinerators in a single area.
    Do we know where the ashes generated by all waste to energy plants proposed for Victoria will end up? Toxic ash, for example, must be disposed of in specifically designed hazardous waste landfills. However, at the moment Victoria does not have a sufficient number of those hazardous waste landfills and will need to create more.
    So, do we want to find a safe solution to our waste problems or do we want to create more problems?

    Please do not go ahead with this project!
    Let's set a positive example instead and keep our community safe.

  135. Dawn Gordon commented

    Surely the council can find somewhere away from our town, we have young families moving here all the time. No one want to live near a energy waste facility. Seriously Hume lift your game and look after your residents!!

  136. jina audish commented

    we do not want any toxic plans in Craigieburn
    if you have to do it
    do it in an area far from the houses where people living in it by 20 km

  137. Lisa & Brett Clews commented

    Hume Council

    There is ample land in this state, in which to deal with our ever growing waste. Why would you even consider building something like this in the vicinity of suburbs and communities????? Why would you put this toxic waste in such close proximity to people?????. This is highly unethical.
    I highly protest to this project. And to making so many more people sick, hence causing death.

  138. Hariklea Rossis commented

    There is enough pollution and waste which is spread all over Craigiburn, Mickleham and surrounding areas. It has become a dumping ground for everyone, one of the reasons being it has become so expensive to go to the waste collection facility in Hume, that people find it easier to just dump in our streets.

    It is beyond belief that the council would approve such a facility in the community, without consultation of its residents. Why am I hearing about this from a flyer which was put in my letterbox by other concerned residents. Why has the council not been forthcoming with this information. I find this appalling and totally unacceptable.

    I don't want mercury, nitrous and sulphuric oxides, dioxins and furants being spewed into the air for my children to breathe. Furthermore, I don't want the protected flaura and fauna to be disturbed either.

    I STRONGLY OBJECT to this project in our area, and ask that you have a really good think about what you will be doing to the residents of Craigiburn and Mickleham in particular.

  139. Nicholas D'Amato commented

    I with to commend the planning of the Building of the incinerator at the proposed site. People who object to this proposal have obviously not done their homework. This is 2020 and not the dark ages and no one is going to pollute the air. These incinerators nowadays emit clean air, much cleaner than the poison emitted from the cars objectors are driving.
    The objections are just knee jerk reactions and people need to do some homework. Go into YouTube and have a look at some of these incinerators. They are ingenious in their concept. Here a just a few.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYKANHHiBLs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo-pdOjE2ik
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DROZUstnsnw

  140. Sam Ayoubi commented

    I oppose the construction of this incinerator.

    To construct such a facility would endanger the residents, flora and fauna that this area is known for.
    We, as nearby residents, are proud of the Green Wedge and the Hume council has shown great care until now to treasure the rare sights that surround this location.
    This facility would only undermine our suburbs.

  141. Hafiza commented

    I oppose this project as it is too close to residential areas. The incinerator will negatively effect the wildlife, as well as potentially pose a risk to the community.

  142. Hafiza commented

    I oppose this project as it is too close to residential areas. The incinerator will negatively effect the wildlife, as well as potentially pose a risk to the community.

  143. T.Ozer commented

    Hume City Council we are the rate payers! We should be asked and consulted with first. You shouldn't be making this decision independently! I'm tipping some of the decision makers don't even live in Hume, hence the care factor.

    Take other councils around you as an example - and see how they stick up for their rate paying residents! Don't think for second this ends here, we will do everything in our power to oppose and stop this.

    100% OPPOSE...

  144. EMILIO MUNOZ commented

    I OPPOSE!
    Dear Council

    Please stop playing with peoples health in the name of money.
    Hume is already a toxic dumping ground for some unknown reason for so many industries and you just keep adding to this. Do you as our local authority, not care one iota about your rate payers which you seem so keen to want to cause health issues to.
    I guarantee other councils would not stand for this but somehow you are entertaining the ideal.

    I moved to this area as I am highly allergic and have enjoyed the quality of cleaner air away from the inner suburbs clogged up in soot. Now you propose to contaminate our air quality not with soot but with highly deadly TOXINS. Good on you!

    It is about time you learn to listen to your constituents. Please do not allow this to happen. This should be located at a far greater distance to homes and built up areas than is proposed. At least 50+ km from Melbourne as these toxins do travel with wind directions. Just remember what the fires did in our local area recently when those dumps caught fire. Now you propose to do this on a daily basis.

    NO, NO, NO to this waste disposal site. This will reflect in future on you and our power to vote. Remember, we vote you in and can vote you out.
    This will not end here. Its about time we get our money's worth on our over inflated rates and listen to us and what we want for our area.
    This will greatly effect our property prices and turn us into a dump site suburb and I live at the top end of Mt Ridley and the last thing I want to see is smoke plumes.

    Why don't they build this in the CEO's electorate? Its always good to dump this on those areas where people are of lesser status tend to reside and hope their ignorance will get this through. And by this I feel you as our council look down towards us and think we are of no use and expendable. The shame of this, even for you to contemplate the idea.

    NO!

  145. A Hawkins commented

    Here here to all the above contributors, I too left Coolaroo to get away from the pollution and the stench from these dumps only for you as a council to allow it continue now in Craigieburn. Surely there is a more appropriate location well away from populated ares.

  146. Bilal Nachabe commented

    I oppose this project as it is too close to residential areas. The incinerator will negatively effect the wildlife, as well as potentially pose a risk to the community.

  147. John Mancuso commented

    I also oppose this project. It is a disgrace that we we not informed of this potential health risk to me and my family and my community, so close my house, which is basically right opposite to Bunnings. Who ever has the power to do the right thing, time to earn your keep.
    Regards John

  148. Peter taverna commented

    Dear council,if you people haven’t realised how hard life is now with this virus then I suggest you seriously reconsider this ridiculous plan of making hard working citizens even more at risk with this proposal that you have yet to inform us about,if you persist then you better get ready to pay large sums of money to the people of Craigieburn If they develop an illness because not only have been completely deceitful to the tax payer by not informing us,you are now also prepared to put our Health at risk.

    Regards Peter #reconsider

  149. Gavan and Jane Baring commented

    As rate paying citizens of the Hume Shire, we strenuously object to A Toxic Incinerator at 65 Amaroo Road, Craigieburn. The proposed site is unsuitable for our farming, industrial, and residential communities.
    The close proximity of local and private schools adds to the undesirability of this project.
    The expansion of Donnybrook’s residential development, also makes this proposal extremely jarring.
    As well, this site is far too close to the residents of Craigieburn creating an environmental hazard to all concerned.
    This project must not be allowed to continue at any cost.

  150. Gavan and Jane Baring commented

    As rate paying citizens of the Hume Shire, we strenuously object to A Toxic Incinerator at 65 Amaroo Road, Craigieburn. The proposed site is unsuitable for our farming, industrial, and residential communities.
    The close proximity of local and private schools adds to the undesirability of this project.
    The expansion of Donnybrook’s residential development, also makes this proposal extremely jarring.
    As well, this site is far too close to the residents of Craigieburn creating an environmental hazard to all concerned.
    This project must not be allowed to continue at any cost.

  151. Jalal Soueid commented

    I oppose the development of a waste facility so close to houses and schools. I’m worried about the health implications.
    As rate paying citizens of the Hume Shire, we strenuously object to A Toxic Incinerator at 65 Amaroo Road, Craigieburn. The proposed site is unsuitable for our farming, industrial, and residential communities.
    The close proximity of local and private schools adds to the undesirability of this project.
    The expansion of Donnybrook’s residential development, also makes this proposal extremely jarring.
    As well, this site is far too close to the residents of Craigieburn creating an environmental hazard to all concerned.
    This project must not be allowed to continue at any cost.

  152. Gavan and Jane Baring commented

    As rate paying citizens of the Hume Shire, we strenuously object to A Toxic Incinerator at 65 Amaroo Road, Craigieburn. The proposed site is unsuitable for our farming, industrial, and residential communities.
    The close proximity of local and private schools adds to the undesirability of this project.
    The expansion of Donnybrook’s residential development, also makes this proposal extremely jarring.
    As well, this site is far too close to the residents of Craigieburn creating an environmental hazard to all concerned.
    This project must not be allowed to continue at any cost.

  153. Lynda Maxey commented

    This application has just come to my attention. I have copied the below comment as I agree with all that it says. I would strongly add that this facility and it's omissions will not help the fight against climate change.

    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

  154. Ben Richardson commented

    Are you really that stupid? After the SKM fires are you really going to try and expose the residents of hume to more pollution? Hume is already a tip with its high crime rate, graffiti,unkept parks and reserves now you want to poison us as well.

  155. Daniela commented

    Strongly oppose!! A major health risk to me, my family, my neighbours and my community, so close to home.

  156. Torie Minter commented

    Vehemently opposed to this.
    Burning rubbish is not an answer for waste problems.
    It would have nothing but a detrimental affect on health.
    These plants do not even provide a significant number of jobs for locals.
    Don’t make Hume a wasteland.

  157. SC commented

    As an ex resident, but remain on staff at a local Craigieburn school, I find the possibility of this death trap being given approvable, absolutely abhorrent.
    Hume City Council, I thought you were a progressive council. A council who put its families and rate payers first; a council who were forward thinking in their views on the environment and who cared about the future and what that looked like for the families, residents and children of Hume. Now is the perfect opportunity to take a stand and say no! We don't want your toxicity and pollution. That isn't what we represent and we will not put our residents' health and wellbeing at risk. The thought of my students living so close to something polluting the air they breathe, something council has said yes to and put $$$ before these childrens' health is unfathomable. Please do not approve this application.

  158. Bronwyn Trump commented

    Please we don’t want this in Hume
    We don’t want to breath in this air
    We don’t want our kids to breath in this air
    We don’t want our pets to breath in this air
    We don’t want this pollution on our clothes when we hang them on the line
    It will devalue our houses
    It will make us sick
    We don’t want this.. please

  159. Mel 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 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.

    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

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