Submissions open on Latrobe landfill expansion

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing a works approval application for an extension to Latrobe City Council’s Hyland Highway Landfill.

The proposed extension at the municipal site would create four new landfill cells within the premise’s current boundary of the site to provide an additional nine years landfilling at the site.

The proposed area was previously approved for landfilling but was later reduced at the request of the council.

Under the council’s proposal, landfilling would occur up to February 2033, consistent with the council’s current planning permission.

The Loy Yang Landfill is an EPA licensed site.

EPA will assess the current application for potential environmental impacts, such as dust, landfill gas, leachate, odour, litter issues and potential land, surface water and ground water contamination risks.

EPA and Latrobe City Council will host a public drop-in information session on the proposal:

Tuesday, 7 October

3-7.30pm

Hyland Highway Landfill Education Centre

Attendees are advised to make their way to the Landfill’s weighbridge where they will a council representative will greet them

To view the application and make a submission visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/hyland

Submissions on the application are open until 5pm, 15 October.

Works approvals are issued by EPA under the Environment Protection Act 1970. They are required for industrial and waste management activities that have the potential for significant environmental impact.

A works approval permits plant and equipment to be installed, the operation of which will result in one or more of:

– the discharge of waste to the environment

– an increase in, or alteration to, an existing discharge

– a change in the way waste is treated or stored.

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