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In Craigieburn VIC on “Use and development of a...” at 65 Amaroo Rd Craigieburn VIC 3064:

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

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