Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has received a works approval application from Landfill Operations P/L (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd) to extend its Melbourne Regional Landfill at Ravenhall.
The proposal is for an extension to the existing landfill to continue receiving the same waste types, including the disposal of municipal solid waste, low-level ‘Category C’ contaminated soil and solid inert waste within part of the quarry void resulting from future Boral quarrying operations.
Closure of public consultation and how to view public submissions
EPA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) invited stakeholders and members of the local community to review the works approval and planning permit applications, accompanying plans and reports over a 31-day period that closed on 15 July 2016. The application, its accompanying plans, specifications and other information can be viewed and downloaded below.
Interested parties could make submissions and/or objections to the works approval application (and the separately submitted planning permit application)
An independent planning panel will start hearings to consider received submissions on 28 September.
Hard copies of the submissions on the works approval application and planning permit application can be viewed by stakeholders and members of the local community at the following locations (note that an appointment must be made to view the submissions by calling the relevant phone number):
- EPA head office, Level 3, 200 Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053 – call 03 9695 2778 or email email@example.com
- Planning Panels Victoria, Ground Floor, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 – call 03 8392 6393.
- DELWP, Level 8, 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002 – call 1800 789 386.
- Melton City Council Civic Centre, 232 High St, Melton VIC 3337 – call 03 9747 7341 or 03 9747 7348.
No photocopying of submissions at any of the locations will be possible.
For questions about the EPA works approval application contact our Customer Service Centre on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the planning panel contact Planning Panels Victoria on 03 8392 6393 or email@example.com
For questions about the planning permit application contact the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) on 1800 789 386.
For information about the applications and the planning visit www.delwp.vic.gov.au/ravenhall-landfill-expansion, which will be regularly updated.
Information sessions in Caroline Springs on 19 and 20 June
As part of the consultation, there were two public open house ‘drop-in’ information sessions held between 11 am and 4 pm on Sunday 19 June and from 2 to 8 pm on Monday 20 June at WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex, 10–20 Lake Street, Caroline Springs 3023.
The purpose of the sessions was for local community members and interested stakeholders to:
- view information about the proposal
- learn about the joint process for the planning permit and works approval applications
- learn how they can have a say through providing a submission to the process.
Local community members and interested stakeholders who attended could:
- ask questions of the proponent about the proposal
- gain an understanding from EPA and DELWP staff present on the assessment processes.
Local community members and interested stakeholders could drop into the sessions at any time: there were no formal presentations.
Note that the sessions weren’t an opportunity to make a submission to the process or register any objection. Such submissions or objections must be made online at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/ravenhall-landfill-expansion or in writing after calling the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186 to obtain a copy of the submission coversheet.
If you need interpreter assistance or want this page translated, please call 131 450 and ask to speak with Environment Protection Authority (EPA)Victoria.
Posters from the information sessions
The question and answer (Q&A) information document provided at the information sessions can be downloaded from the DELWP website (PDF 610KB).