Westconnex St Peters Interchange is a massive site bounded by Campbell Road, Princes Highway, Canal Road and Burrows Road in St Peters approximately 6 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD. It links the M8 tollway with the M5. It was built on a recently closed landfill and for this reason requires careful environmental monitoring. This post reports… Continue reading Poor environmetal monitoring at Westconnex St Peters Interchange
Background During recent local communities’ battles to stop logging of native forests in NSW, several campaigners have lodged court actions alleging failures of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and Forestry NSW to adequately monitor and protect wildlife in advance of beginning logging operations. Forestry NSW is a state-owned corporation that manages commercial native and plantation… Continue reading Failures in NSW forestry regulation – Auditor General Report
TNG Pty Ltd’s challenge to the validity of the NSW Waste to Energy regulation that ruled out waste to energy in the Greater Sydney Basin has failed. With the validity proceedings over, the focus shifted back to Malouf’s appeal to NSW Land and Environment Court against the Independent Planning Commission’s refusal to approve his incinerator… Continue reading Finally, Malouf throws in the towel on his Waste to Energy incinerator in Western Sydney
On June 2, a Bingo Industries subsidiary Dial-a-Dump (EC) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to allowing odours to escape from its landfill premises into surrounding suburbs. This is an offence under Section 129 of the NSW Environmental Operations Act. Between March and June 2021, Bingo allowed emissions of a rotten egg gas (hydrogen sulphide) to escape… Continue reading Bingo finally accepts guilt for odours that damaged health of Western Sydney residents.
Ian Malouf’s The Next Generation (TNG) appealed against the decision by the NSW Land and Environment Court that the NSW Thermal Waste to Energy regulation is valid. You can read earlier reports on the case here and here. The NSW Court of Appeal heard the appeal on March 6, 2023 and reserved its decision on… Continue reading NSW Court of Appeal reserves decision on validity of Waste to Energy regulations
Ian Malouf’s The Next Generation Pty Ltd (TNG) has challenged the validity of a new regulation that prohibits waste to energy in the Greater Sydney basin. The regulation that was made under the powers of the Protection of the Environment Operations (PE0) Act was gazetted in July. TNG’s case against the NSW government will be… Continue reading Malouf’s TNG challenges validity of new NSW Waste to Energy regulation
Criminal Action finally underway In May 2022, the NSW Environment Protection Authority began criminal proceedings against Bingo Industries’ subsidiary Dial-a-Dump Pty Ltd that operates a huge landfill at Eastern Creek. The Land and Environment Court proceedings finally got under way on September 16. The official name of the case is 2022/00135414 Environment Protection Authority v… Continue reading Environment Protection Authority v Bingo’s Dial-a-Dump landfill at Eastern Creek