Odour from Hallam Road has been a longstanding issue for EPA and the community.
The landfill's operator, SITA Australia Pty Ltd, has informed EPA that ‘cell 8’ - the major source of odour - will be closed by June. The cell is expected to be completely ‘capped’ by the end of September and should lead to an immediate reduction in odour.
EPA has now finalised a brief of evidence against SITA paving the way for serious enforcement action. This has been substantially built on evidence gathered from the community via EPA’s pollution hotline.
Moving forward, any cells built at the site will be considerably smaller than the current operational cell and will need to be designed to EPA’s satisfaction and best practice standards for landfills.
EPA will continue to keep the community updated on its regulatory decisions with regard to this issue.
Reviewed 23 February 2021