Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will hold a community conference on 13 July, 2021 to better understand concerns regarding a proposed waste to energy facility in Lara.
On 17 February 2021, EPA received a Works Approval application from Prospect Hill International Pty. Ltd. (Prospect Hill). The company is proposing to develop a facility at 164-200 McManus Road, Lara to service greater Geelong and west metropolitan Melbourne.
The proposed facility will be designed to process approximately 400,000 tonnes of waste per year and generate 35 megawatts of electricity. Prospect Hill estimates this is enough to power up to 50,000 homes. The facility will only take residual wastes currently destined for landfill.
“EPA received 63 submissions from the public about the proposal so with that level of interest a community conference is vital to creating a better understanding of the issues,” said EPA Manager Development Assessments, Stephen Adamthwaite.
“The community conference will allow concerns to be raised and addressed and we strongly urge people to register and attend.”
EPA Prospect Hill Waste to Energy Facility Community Conference
Date: 13 July 2021,
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Lara Masonic Hall
37-39 Rennie St, Lara