The ACT Government has today accepted the Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed materials recovery facility in Fyshwick, as it provides sufficient information to understand the impacts of the proposal.
Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, said there were further steps in the applications process and this step was not a green light for the project.
“The EIS has been assessed by the independent planning and land authority and an assessment report has been prepared. This outlines what a future development application for the site must address when it is submitted,” Minister Gentleman said.
“There are several issues identified in representations from the community and by the independent review of the EIS. These issues will require careful review at the development application stage by the independent planning and land authority should a development application be lodged.”
“Our planning system allows for the EIS process to gather as much information as possible so that the proposal can be properly considered through the development application process.”
“If a development application is lodged, the community will have the opportunity to provide comments on the detailed design for the proposal during the standard public comment period.”
A materials recovery facility has been proposed by Capital Recycling Solutions (CRS) at Blocks 9 and 11 Section 8 Fyshwick.
The proposed site was previously used as a fuel storage facility and has been vacant for several years. CRS proposes a facility to handle 300kt of waste per year and is currently being assessed through the impact track.