Status
Active
Incident Date
1 July 2022
Locations Affected
Suburbs: Botanic Ridge, Settlers Run, Brooklands Greens, Cranbourne

EPA Region: Southern Metro

EPA is investigating odour impacts emitted from the Stevensons Brothers Industries (SBI) landfill in Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne.  Please keep reading for more information, or jump to the latest updates at the bottom of this page.

Summary

We have confirmed the odour is hydrogen sulphide (which is often described as a rotting-egg smell). The source of the odour is SBI’s sole landfill cell, which is EPA-licenced to accept solid inert waste, like construction and demolition materials. 

EPA has been visiting the site regularly and has identified several factors that have contributed to the smell at the landfill.

Our public health scientists advise the gases have been detected at low levels and are unlikely to cause long-term harm. You can read more on our assessment of the potential short-term health impacts of this incident.

Compliance and enforcement

EPA’s compliance and enforcement approach involves a mix of encouragement and deterrence to motivate action. EPA takes an escalating approach to enforcement. This means we respond more harshly if a business is resistant, evasive or fails to account for its risks.

Licence suspension

On 3 October 2022 EPA suspended SBI’s landfill operating licence. This action was taken due to the ongoing non-compliance with a number of licence requirements. On 30 August 2022 SBI was asked to demonstrate why their licence should not be suspended.

After reviewing the information provided in response, EPA made the decision to suspend the licence until 30 January 2023.

On 10 October 2022 SBI filed a merits review challenge regarding their licence suspension with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). They also filed a VCAT application seeking an order to stay EPA’s decision to suspend SBI’s operating licence. 

On 20 October 2022 the stay of EPA’s decision was upheld by VCAT. This means SBI can operate their landfill until the outcome of its merits review challenge to the suspension of its landfill operating licence is decided.

The matter has been listed for an expedited trial. An expedited hearing regarding the declarations sought by SBI has been listed for 6-7 December 2022. Depending on the outcome of this declaration hearing, the matter may proceed to a substantive trial for the related merits review proceeding in January 2023.

Ongoing monitoring of the site will continue.

Sanctions may follow pending ongoing investigations. 

Notices

EPA issues notices to bring duty holders into compliance. SBI is currently subject to five Improvement Notices. These notices require SBI to address various issues including:

  • Risk assessment and audit, issued 30 August
  • Hotspot management, issued 31 August
  • Ongoing odour controls, issued 12 September
  • Leachate management, issued 21 September
  • Surface water management, issued 21 September.

Details for each notice are listed in the timeline, below.

Sanctions

On 4 October 2022 EPA charged SBI with breaching section 63(1) of the Environment Protection Act 2017.
Further sanctions may follow pending ongoing investigations.

Ongoing investigations 

Investigations into potential breaches of the Environment Protection Act 2017 including the General Environmental Duty and SBI landfill licence requirements are ongoing.

Our officers are inspecting the site regularly to hold SBI to account with the law and to provide technical advice so they can reduce odour impacts as quickly as possible. 

You can view the latest updates from EPA at the bottom of this page.


If you notice a strong odour in the area, please report it to EPA as soon as possible. You can notify us by completing a pollution report form or you can email contact@epa.vic.gov.au or phone our contact centre on 1300 372 842.

Try to include as much information as possible, including:

  • type of odour (read our guide on how to describe smells)
  • wind strength and direction
  • your location

Community information

It is EPA’s practice is to make the results of investigations public as soon as possible. Please bookmark and return to this page to view the latest updates from EPA and please also visit SBI's news page.  

Community information session

To share more information and take community questions we are holding an information session on Wednesday, 12 October at 6.30 pm.

In response to community feedback, this session will be held online. To keep the event focused and manageable it is limited to fifty people .

If registrations exceed this limit, an additional information session will be scheduled.

Register for the session.

Community health advice

Our public health scientists assess risks to health based on many factors, including the potential for harm from a landfill, how people are exposed, health effects from exposure, and those being exposed.

Although it is an unpleasant smell, our public health scientists have advised there is no need to evacuate homes. We are closely monitoring the site and, if anything changes, we will update you as soon as possible.

Our investigations show the odour levels detected at SBI are lower than those likely to cause any long-term adverse health effects on humans, animals, or plants. However short-term health effects may occur for the duration of exposure.

Depending on the amount of exposure to hydrogen sulphide, effects can include: coughing, watery eyes, irritation of the eyes and throat, headache, and nausea. These effects usually go away quite quickly once exposure stops. Please see our advice on how to minimise your exposure to the odour.

EPA encourages residents to see your doctor if you are concerned about any symptoms or health issues. General practitioners treating community members that may be affected by the odour should refer to the SBI landfill odour factsheet for GPs.

About the odour

The rotten egg smell is hydrogen sulphide (H2S). This gas can be produced when solid inert waste (such as construction and demolition materials) decomposes.

You might find that the smell is worse at night or in the mornings when the air is still, and it may seem better when it is windier. This is because hydrogen sulphide is heavier than air, which means it tends to collect close to the ground unless there is sufficient wind to disperse it into the atmosphere.

Winter can also make the smell seem stronger, because cold, damp weather keeps the odour even closer to the ground.

Issues at SBI that have contributed to the odour

Our investigations found:

  • insufficient cover over construction and demolition waste at the landfill
  • potential hotspots in the landfill cell
  • ·one or more blockages in the leachate management infrastructure
  • lack of an appropriate risk management and monitoring program (RMMP)
  • issues with management of landfill gas extraction.

The lack of cover has allowed rainwater to flow through and pool underneath the landfill. This increased the amount of odorous trace gases, which SBI failed to manage.

Air monitoring

Air monitoring equipment has been installed at two locations, Settlers Run Golf and Country Club and Ballarto Road. These monitor for hydrogen sulphide (the rotten-egg smell).

Monitoring results are available at the bottom of this page. 

Minimising your odour exposure

The short-term health impacts of this type of odour will vary based on the level of exposure. To minimise your exposure, we recommend:

  • If there is no noticeable odour outside, ventilate your house by opening doors and windows to replace stale air with fresh air (if possible)
  • If the smell is noticeable outside, keep your windows and doors closed.

Learn about the SBI landfill

The SBI landfill holds an operating licence. Operating licences are for complex high-risk industrial and waste activities that are ongoing.

Different landfills accept different waste, depending on their licence.

The SBI landfill is EPA-licensed to:

  • accept solid inert waste such as construction and demolition waste. This means anything your house and furniture are made of, such as wood, particle board, carpets and foams, gypsum etc.

The site also holds an EPA permit for:

  • waste and resource recovery

On 30 September 2022, SBI’s operating licence was suspended. The site cannot accept landfill until 30 January 2022.
The transfer station at the site can continue to operate provided no materials are put into the landfill.

SBI does not have a license to accept liquids, household waste (like food or food wrappings) or green waste (like garden clippings).

For more information

Difference between SBI and Brookland Greens Estate incidents

SBI is being impacted by hydrogen sulphide (produced by the breakdown of solid inert waste). The gas that affected homes in the Brookland Greens Estate was methane (produced by the breakdown of organic waste like food scraps).

The SBI landfill is not licensed to accept organic materials. Methane is one of the many gasses that are generated by landfills. The SBI landfill has been constructed to restrict the movement of gas underground and from posing a risk to residents. 

The landfill that impacted Brookland Greens Estate was constructed prior to current standards, and it was not lined. It was licensed to accept organic materials. Organic waste materials produce higher levels of landfill gases compared to the landfill at SBI which only accepts solid inert waste.

Responsibilities by organisation

At any large-scale site, like the SBI landfill, there are many organisations that have a role in regulation, to ensure the site prevents and manages any risks.

EPA

As Victoria’s independent environment regulator, our role is to check and enforce compliance with the Environment Protection Act (2017).

EPA is responsible for preventing or controlling pollution (including noise) and improving the quality of the environment. This responsibility includes regulating activities that may present a danger to the environment.

One of the tools available to EPA is the licensing of certain scheduled premises that may present a risk to the environment. The EPA ensures duty holders, such as SBI, complies with the obligations of their licence to minimise risk to human health and the environment.

For more information

Local council

The local council has legislative oversight of the planning requirements for the SBI site.

For more information

License holder (also known as a duty holder)

A licence is subject to conditions. These conditions give rise to a number of duties and obligations on the licence holder. Some of these are general in nature, while others require the license holder to do (or not to do) specific things. For example, SBI holds an operating licence that includes conditions that require SBI to report to EPA annually, as well as in the event any breaches are detected.

For more information

Worksafe

Worksafe is Victoria’s workplace health and safety regulator that ensures employers, such as SBI, comply with their OHS obligations to create a safe work environment.

Worksafe has been notified of the SBI incident and are carrying out their own investigations.

VicRoads

VicRoads manages the road network under the Road Management Act (2004). 

We understand there have been reports about the state of the road in the vicinity of the SBI landfill. The City of Casey council has been following this up directly with VicRoads. 

Air monitoring results 

Air monitoring equipment at Settlers Run Golf and Country Club and Ballarto Road monitor for hydrogen sulphide (the rotten-egg smell). Data is captured every 15 minutes. 

There have been results of 0.1-0.2 parts per million (ppm) since 22 July, which is low. Sometimes, hydrogen sulphide was too low to be measured or was at 0.0 ppm. 

There can still be odour impacts even when levels are too low to be measured because our noses are more sensitive to hydrogen sulphide than any equipment. 

  • Hydrogen Sulphide readings

     

    Hydrogen Sulphide readings: 22 July 2022 to 21 November 2022
    Date Number of readings taken Number of readings above 0.0 Maximum reading
    22 July 2022 366 0 0
    23 July 2022 576 8 0.2
    24 July 2022 576 18 0.1
    25 July 2022 576 0 0
    26 July 2022 576 0 0
    27 July 2022 576 0 0
    28 July 2022 576 0 0
    29 July 2022 576 0 0
    30 July 2022 574 9 0.2
    31 July 2022 576 0 0
    1 August 2022 576 0 0
    2 August 2022 576 0 0
    3 August 2022 576 0 0
    4 August 2022 576 1 0.1
    5 August 2022 410 0 0
    6 August 2022 288 0 0
    7 August 2022 288 0 0
    8 August 2022 287 0 0
    9 August 2022 288 0 0
    10 August 2022 288 0 0
    11 August 2022 288 0 0
    12 August 2022 288 0 0
    13 August 2022 288 0 0
    14 August 2022 288 0 0
    15 August 2022 451 0 0
    16 August 2022 364 0 0
    17 August 2022 287 0 0
    18 August 2022 288 0 0
    19 August 2022 288 0 0
    20 August 2022 284 0 0
    21 August 2022 261 0 0
    22 August 2022 251 0 0
    23 August 2022 277 1 0.1
    24 August 2022 290 0 0
    25 August 2022 288 0 0
    26 August 2022 288 0 0
    27 August 2022 288 0 0
    28 August 2022 288 0 0
    29 August 2022 288 0 0
    30 August 2022 296 1 0.1
    31 August 2022 288 0 0
    1 September 2022 288 0 0
    2 September 2022 288 0 0
    3 September 2022 288 0 0
    4 September 2022 288 0 0
    5 September 2022 288 0 0
    6 September 2022 288 0 0
    7 September 2022 288 0 0
    8 September 2022 274 0 0
    9 September 2022 288 0 0
    10 September 2022 288 0 0
    11 September 2022 288 0 0
    12 September 2022 288 0 0
    13 September 2022 288 0 0
    14 September 2022 288 2 0.1
    15 September 2022 288 0 0
    16 September 2022 288 0 0
    17 September 2022 287 0 0
    18 September 2022 288 0 0
    19 September 2022 288 0 0
    20 September 2022 288 0 0
    21 September 2022 288 0 0
    22 September 2022 288 0 0
    23 September 2022 288 0 0
    24 September 2022 288 0 0
    25 September 2022 288 0 0
    26 September 2022 288 0 0
    27 September 2022 288 0 0
    28 September 2022 288 0 0
    29 September 2022 288 0 0
    30 September 2022 288 0 0
    1 October 2022 288 0 0
    2 October 2022 276 0 0
    3 October 2022 288 0 0
    4 October 2022 288 0 0
    5 October 2022 288 0 0
    6 October 2022 288 0 0
    7 October 2022 288 0 0
    8 October 2022 288 0 0
    9 October 2022 288 0 0
    10 October 2022 285 0 0
    11 October 2022 288 0 0
    12 October 2022 288 0 0
    13 October 2022 288 0 0
    14 October 2022 288 0 0
    15 October 2022 288 0 0
    16 October 2022 283 0 0
    17 October 2022 288 0 0
    18 October 2022 288 3 0.1
    19 October 2022 287 1 0.1
    20 October 2022 288 11 0.1
    21 October 2022 144 37 0.1
    22 October 2022 288 0 0
    23 October 2022 288 0 0
    24 October 2022 288 0 0
    25 October 2022 288 24 0.1
    26 October 2022 288 0 0
    27 October 2022 288 0 0
    28 October 2022 265 0 0
    29 October 2022 286 0 0
    30 October 2022 288 0 0
    31 October 2022 288 0 0
    1 November 2022 288 0 0
    2 November 2022 288 0 0
    3 November 2022 288 0 0
    4 November 2022 288 0 0
    5 November 2022 288 3 0.1
    6 November 2022 288 70 0.1
    7 November 2022 288 95 0.2
    8 November 2022 288 108 0.2
    9 November 2022 288 121 0.2
    10 November 2022 288 69 0.1
    11 November 2022 288 0 0
    12 November 2022 288 0 0
    13 November 2022 288 49 0.1
    14 November 2022 272 0 0
    15 November 2022 0 0 0
    16 November 2022 216 0 0
    17 November 2022 177 0 0
    18 November 2022 288 48 0.1
    19 November 2022 288 8 0.1
    20 November 2022 288 0 0
    21 November 2022 120 0 0

Latest updates

  • 18 November 2022 EPA revokes the Environmental Action Notice

    EPA has revoked the Environmental Action Notice issued on 3 October 2022.

    This notice was issued when EPA suspended SBI’s operating licence. It ensured the operator fulfilled their licence obligations while that licence was suspended.

    SBI's licence suspension was "stayed" by VCAT on 20 October.

    This means the obligations of their operating licence apply. EPA considers that the Environmental Action Notice is no longer required.

     
  • 10 November 2022 EPA extension for SBI to provide updated Leachate management plan

    The improvement notice EPA issued on 21 September required SBI to provide an updated Leachate Management Plan by 11 November.

    On Wednesday 9 November SBI requested an extra week to review their consultant's report prior the submission. Given the importance of effective leachate management, EPA accepted this request. A revised improvement notice has been issued.

    SBI must now provide an updated Leachate Management Plan to EPA by Friday 18 November 2022.

  • 20 October 2022 SBI's request to stay the suspension of their operating licence is upheld by VCAT

    SBI’s application to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) requesting the suspension of its operating licence be “stayed” or made to have no legal effect has been upheld.

    This means SBI can operate their landfill until the outcome of its merits review challenge to the suspension of its landfill operating licence is decided.

    It is anticipated that the merits review challenge will be heard by VCAT in April 2023.

     
  • 10 October 2022 SBI challenges the suspension of its operating licence at VCAT

    SBI have filed a merits review challenge regarding the suspension of its operating licence with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).  

    SBI have also filed a VCAT application seeking an order to stay EPA’s decision to suspend SBI’s operating licence. This would mean the operating licence for the landfill would be made to have no legal effect until SBI’s broader merits review challenge can be decided.

    This is a challenge that only relates to  EPA’s suspension of SBI’s landfill operating licence. All current notices and the charge of breaching section 63(1) of the Environment Protection Act 2017 are separate and unaffected. 

  • 4 October 2022 EPA lays charge for breach of Environment Protection Act 2017

    EPA has charged SBI with breaching section 63(1) of the Environment Protection Act 2017.
    This charge relates to leaving waste uncovered and failing to comply with condition OL_L7 of their operating licence.
  • 3 October 2022 EPA suspends SBIs operating licence and issues an Environmental Action Notice

    • EPA has suspended SBI’s landfill operating licence. The landfill cannot operate or accept any waste until 30 January 2023. The associated transfer station is still permitted to operate, provided no material is moved to the landfill.
    • An Environmental Action Notice was also issued. This replicates the current conditions of SBI’s Operating Licence during the period of suspension. It ensures that human health and environmental risks continue to be managed.
    • As of 3 October 2022, SBI is subject to five improvement notices. SBI is still required to comply with these notices during the period that their operating licence is suspended.
     
  • 21 September 2022 EPA issues two additional Improvement Notices

    The first Improvement Notice requires SBI to fulfil their General Environmental Duty in relation to the management of surface water/stormwater. 

    • By 19 October 2022, SBI must install and implement contaminated water controls. These must ensure no contaminated water is discharged beyond the premises boundary. This includes water contaminated with waste or sediment.
    • By 26 October 2022, SBI must provide a report summarising the controls implemented to EPA. 
    • By 23 November 2022, SBI must engage a suitably qualified person to prepare a Stormwater Management Plan. 
    • By 4 January 2023, SBI must provide their Stormwater Management Plan to EPA. 

    The second Improvement Notice requires SBI to meet the conditions OL_L4.1 of their A05a operating licence

    • By 21 October 2022, SBI must engage a suitably qualified person to prepare a Leachate Management Plan. 
    • By 11 November 2022, SBI must:  
      • provide the Leachate Management Plan to EPA 
      • engage a suitably qualified person to conduct leachate sampling. 
    • By 30 November 2022, SBI must provide the results of the leachate sampling to EPA. 
  • 13 September 2022 EPA revises the previously issued RMMP Improvement Notice

    EPA has accepted the advice of an independent auditor regarding the previously issued Improvement Notice for SBI to meet conditions OL_L1 and OL_L2 of their A05a operating licence .

    The audit of SBI’s landfill operations and Risk Management and Monitoring Program (RMMP) will be conducted prior to any changes to the RMMP.

    By 30 November 2022, SBI must: 

    • Allow an EPA appointed auditor to complete an audit of the landfill operations
    • ensure compliance with the updated RMMP. 

    By 4 January 2023, SBI must: 

    • review and update their RMMP to show compliance with the General Environmental Duty (GED)
    • have the updated RMMP verified by an EPA appointed auditor.
     
  • 12 September 2022 EPA issues another Improvement Notice

    EPA issued another Improvement Notice that requires SBI to meet conditions OL_A1.1 of their A05a operating licence .

    By 18 October 2022, SBI must engage a qualified environmental practitioner to: 

    • address odour issues at the premises 
    • develop an interim contingency plan. 

    This plan must account for all possible scenarios where failures may result in odour.

    By 4 January 2023, SBI must produce a documented maintenance procedure to ensure the functionality of:

    • current odour control measures
    • odour control infrastructure.
     
  • 31 August 2022 EPA issues another Improvement Notice

    EPA issued another Improvement Notice that requires SBI to meet conditions OL_L15 of their A05a operating licence

    By 13 September 2022, SBI must:  

    • update their hotspot monitoring program 
    • provide a copy of the updated hotspot monitoring program to EPA. 

    By 13 March 2023, SBI must: 

    • provide EPA a report containing monitoring records as required by their hotspot monitoring program. These must cover the period 13 September 2022 to 13 March 2023.

  • 30 August 2022 EPA issues Notice of Intent and Improvement Notice to SBI landfill operator

    • EPA issued a Notice of Intent to SBI due to ongoing compliance issues and offsite odour reports. By Tuesday, 13 September 2022 SBI must demonstrate why they should not have their licence to operate suspended. 
    • EPA issued an Improvement Notice that requires SBI to meet the conditions OL_L1 and OL_L2 of their A05a operating licence .

    By 30 November 2022, SBI must:

    • allow an EPA appointed auditor to complete an audit of the landfill operations
    • ensure compliance with the updated RMMP. 

    By 4 January 2023, SBI must: 

    • review and update their RMMP to show compliance with the General Environmental Duty (GED)
    • have the updated RMMP verified by an EPA appointed auditor.
     
  • 26 August 2022 Following reports of odour, EPA officers inspected SBI landfill in Cranbourne

    Odour surveillance at the site and surrounding residential area found no offsite odour. There have been a drop in odour reports from the community since midday Friday 26 August, 2022. 

    EPA has identified no immediate risk to the community from odours at the site. EPA will continue to conduct odour surveillance at the site during the weekend and next week. 

    Our air quality monitoring equipment remains in place as part of our ongoing data collection and assessment.

     
  • 26 August 2022 EPA lifts the prohibition notice in place

    EPA has lifted the prohibition notice that prevented SBI from receiving waste at its land fill site.  The decision to revoke the notice follows on-site inspections by EPA officers that determined required actions to manage odours had been implemented by the company, including the installation of gas wells to capture odour.  In making the decision EPA also assessed odour and air quality data collected by EPA and reported by the community.  

    The revocation of the notice means SBI is able to accept solid inert waste at the landfill site from 8am, Friday 26 August. 
     
    EPA issued the prohibition notice on 10 August to ensure the company addressed the immediate risks and impact to nearby residents from odour at the site.
     
    SBI had sought an internal review of the prohibition notice following their work to address the requirements put in place by EPA. This is no longer necessary.
     
    Regular inspections at the site will continue and EPA will take further regulatory action as required to protect the environment and local communities from impacts at the site. 
     
  • 24 August EPA identified insufficient daily waste cover on 7 and 8 August 2022

    EPA identified insufficient daily waste cover on 7 and 8 August 2022 in contravention of the SBI operating licence and have initiated investigations into this potential breach of the Environment Protection Act 2017.

    EPA’s remedial notice requires SBI to implement measures to capture and treat landfill gas. SBI has commenced installation of a landfill gas management system to capture and reduce odours. SBI must take steps to reduce odours from the site by Wed 24 August. EPA will inspect the site on Thursday 25 August to determine compliance with this requirement. 

    SBI must also report to EPA on compliance with the notice by Sunday 28 August. After this date, EPA will update the community on the assessment undertaken by our landfill specialists.

    EPA issued a prohibition notice on 10 August requiring SBI cease landfilling of waste. The notice has been complied with to date, and EPA will review this prohibition based on this week’s inspection and notice compliance assessment.

     
  • 5 August 2022 EPA installs additional air quality monitoring equipment

    Additional air monitoring equipment has been installed at a golf course near the landfill. The equipment monitors the amount of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) which causes the rotten-egg smell. You can find the air monitoring results earlier on this page.

  • 10 August 2022 EPA stops SBI landfill from accepting waste until it can control odour

    EPA Victoria issued Cranbourne landfill operator SBI with a prohibition notice, stopping it from accepting waste until odour issues at the site are properly managed.

    Refer to the media release for more information. 

  • 29 and 30 July 2022 EPA holds community information sessions

    Information sessions for residents were held at Mayone-Bulluck Family and Community Centre on Friday 29 July and Saturday 30 July.
  • 26 July 2022 EPA analyses the first air monitoring results

    The results of the air monitoring equipment from 22 to 26 July show that over the course of the last 4 days, most hydrogen sulphide concentrations were too low to be detected by monitoring machines. On 23 July 2022, there was one result of 0.2 ppm measured within a 5-minute period. These levels are not expected to cause long-term adverse health effects.

    NOTE: This low result does not mean that the smell was undetectable, as the human nose is far more sensitive than any monitoring device when it comes to detecting the presence of hydrogen sulphide. To overcome this, the EPA also carries out odour surveillance by individual officers who are trained in identifying odour and type. The officer's findings confirmed the reports made by residents.
  • 25 July 2022 SBI advises it is installing additional gas extraction systems

    SBI has advised it will install additional landfill gas extraction systems to capture and treat odour. The installation work may temporarily cause increased odour impacts to the community between Monday 25 July and Wednesday 3 August. SBI advised it is deploying odour suppressants and will time the works to minimise the potential for odour impacts on the community.
  • 24 July 2022 SBI completes removal of stagnant water

    SBI advised EPA that they have concluded trucking the site’s stagnant water (a known source of the odour) to an off-site location in Dandenong. The removal and processing of the wastewater is being carried out by Remondis, which has the relevant EPA permits and operating licence.
    SBI also confirmed there is equipment in place to remove stormwater to prevent further pooling at the landfill site. EPA is reviewing SBI’s stormwater management and will assess whether their controls are sufficient and reasonably practicable.
  • 22 July 2022 air quality monitoring equipment installed

    Equipment has been installed at a residential location near the landfill. The equipment will track hydrogen sulphide (H2S) which is the source of the rotten-egg smell. Results will be available on this page. We are also testing the surface and leachate bore gas levels.

  • 20 July 2022 EPA inspects the SBI site

    We inspected the site to review actions SBI are taking to remedy the issue. At the inspection, we identified additional issues relating to stockpiling of waste in the landfill and procedures for trucks exiting the site.
  • 10 June 2022 EPA identifies further causes of the odour at the SBI landfill

    Issues that led to the odour incident includes stagnant water, potential hotspots in the landfill cell, management of daily landfill cover, blockage in the leachate capture infrastructure, and management of landfill gas extraction.
  • 28 April 2022 EPA receives new odour pollution complaints and sends officers to the site

  • 22 March 2022 EPA receives community reports of an odour

    EPA first received reports of an unpleasant, egg-like smell in the Cranbourne area. EPA officers visited the area to ascertain the source of the pollution.
  • 25 November 2021 SBI commenced waste management services for the building and construction industry

  • 13 March 2020 SBI commenced a solid inert landfill operation

Reviewed 23 November 2022