Consultation extended on Hume plastics to fuel proposal


Released 29/03/2017

The ACT Government has extended the closing date for public submissions to the independent inquiry into the proposed facility in Hume which would convert waste plastic to liquid fuel.

The closing date has been extended from 3 April to 10 April 2017.

“Foy Group has submitted supplementary information to assist the panel and the public in understanding the proposal. This information includes further reports relating to health and air quality impacts, technology review, and climate change,” Gary Rake, Deputy Director-General, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development said.

“Given this new information we consider it appropriate that the public has a reasonable opportunity to review the documentation before making any submission.”

Mr Rake said there has been a high level of interest from the community into the proposal.

“The two public meetings attracted in excess of 120 people and the panel members are also liaising directly with many residents who have contacted them,” Mr Rake said.

“The Hume facility proposes new technology so it’s critical a thorough assessment of the proposal is undertaken to see if there are any potential issues, particularly around public health and the environment.

“We have a highly qualified panel undertaking the inquiry and I am confident all issues will be thoroughly considered.”

Mr Rake said the panel’s report is expected to be finalised by the end of April 2017 for the Government to consider.

More information, including the supplementary information submitted by the Foy Group, is available through www.planning.act.gov.au

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