Saturday, April 13, 2024

Blacktown mayor welcomes Energy from Waste plan

Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale has welcomed the NSW Government’s Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan saying that if the plan is fully implemented it will be a big win for residents in Western Sydney.

The plan was announced on Friday by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro and NSW Energy and Environment Minister, Matt Kean.

“This plan clearly states where Energy from Waste incinerators can and can’t be built and all but rules out any such plants being built close to suburbs around Eastern Creek in our Council area,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“The Ministers’ media release states categorically that no new waste from energy plants will be built in high density residential areas.”

He said the plan cast “enormous doubts” over two Energy from Waste incinerators proposed for Eastern Creek.

“Blacktown City Council has joined with community groups and residents time and time again over the past ten years in opposing these plants being constructed in our City.”

“Plans for these proposed incinerators have, in the past, been knocked back by the Courts and the NSW Panning Department but they keep being put back on the table , despite strong opposition from the community.

“I sincerely hope that this will now finally bring some certainty for our residents. I can guarantee that as Mayor of Blacktown City I will be doing everything in my power to make sure that the NSW Government sticks solidly to this plan,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

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