Have your say on a Smeaton Grange Resource Recovery Facility

A proposal to build a recycling facility at Smeaton Grange is on exhibition from today for community feedback.

The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal from Benedict Recycling Pty Ltd, which seeks to construct and operate the facility on 52 Anderson Road, Smeaton Grange that will process up to 140,000 tonnes per year of non-putrescible waste.

Waste to be processed at the site will include; gyprock, bricks, glass, metal, wood, rubber, plastics, paper, concrete, asphalt, sand, soil and garden waste.

Hazardous solid waste (including asbestos) will not be accepted at the site. $4.5 million will be spent on the development, which is estimated to create 15 local jobs once the facility is complete.

A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the local community always has an opportunity to share their views.

“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive,” the spokesperson said.

“This feedback is taken into consideration as part of the assessment.

“It’s easy to participate by going online and we encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”

To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions can be made from Thursday 14 July 2016 until Friday 26 August 2016.

Written submissions can also be made to:

Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Industry Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001

The application and EIS are also available to view in person at:

 Department of Planning and Environment, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
 Narrellan library, cnr Queen & Elyard Street, Narellan
 37 John Street, Camden until Friday, 5 August 2016
 19 Queen Street, Narellan until Friday, 5 August 2016
 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park from Monday, 8 August 2016 until the closing date.