Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will host a community conference on Recovered Energy Australia Pty Ltd’s proposal to construct a waste to energy plant in Laverton North.

EPA is assessing a works approval application for the proposed plant at 28 Alex Fraser Drive, which would process 200,000 tonnes a year of residual municipal solid waste.

The proposal utilises a modular system of vertical rotary thermal gasifiers, and is classified under legislation as an A08 (Waste to energy) and K01 (Power station) scheduled premises.

Following a public consultation period, EPA received more than 30 submissions on the plan which proposes to deliver approximately 15MW of electricity to the grid.

The community conference, and the independent Chair’s report, will form part of EPA’s assessment of the proposal.

Details

The conference will be held on 6 November 2019 from 6pm at:

Grand Star Receptions
499 Grieve Parade
Altona North VIC 3025

RSVP to works.approvals@epa.vic.gov.au

 

The purpose and agenda of the conference is:

  • to enable the EPA to listen to, and better understand, the views and concerns of the community and stakeholders
  • to help provide background to the proposal and explain the works approval application, the assessment process and current status
  • to discuss potential steps to resolve community and stakeholder concerns, including ideas about possible conditions if the works approval is issued
  • to provide an update on the next steps in the application process.

The conference will be independently chaired and an independent report will be prepared following the conference, including recommendations to EPA Victoria for consideration in its assessment of the Works Approval Application.

Please note that no final decision regarding the works approval application will be made at the conference.

Further information about this application is available at the Engage Victoria website. https://engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/recovered-energy-Australia

Reviewed 30 October 2019