To: Legislative Assembly of Victoria

Stop Toxic Waste being dumped at the Lyndhurst Landfill

Stop Toxic Waste being dumped at the Lyndhurst Landfill

Introduction:

The site commonly known as the Lyndhurst tip is situated at 890 Taylors Road, Dandenong South and is in the newly formed State Seat of Carrum. It is the only landfill in Victoria for the disposal of higher levels of hazardous wastes. It has been operating as a hazardous waste landfill since 1992.
 
In December 2011, the Government gave approval for the construction of a facility to store and treat contaminated soil at this site.  In 2013, approval was also given for the use of contaminated soil as daily cover at the tip.
 
The Lyndhurst tip is now close to many thousands of residents, and the continued use of this site for hazardous waste disposal, storage and treatment is no longer acceptable. Hazardous wastes have the potential to adversely affect people's health and well being.

To: Legislative Assembly of Victoria

We the undersigned residents of Victoria, urgently request the Victorian Government to develop a statewide strategy to manage hazardous waste, to produce a Prescribed Industrial (Hazardous) Waste Management policy, and to cease relying on the Lyndhurst landfill. This will ensure alternative treatments to landfill for higher hazard waste are appropriately researched, monitored and implemented.

We also urge that the Victorian Government determines to introduce a policy to ensure hazardous waste facilities are located in remote areas well away from populated areas.

Why is this important?

This will ensure alternative treatments to landfill for higher hazard waste are appropriately researched, monitored and implemented.

This will also ensure that there are no (detrimental) health impacts to the residents in the surrounding area of Lyndhurst.


Reasons for signing

  • This has to be moved due to dense residential population expanding in the area
  • All over Aus, governments need to re-evaluate how our waste is treated and disposed off.
  • a catergory a toxic waste facility within 40kms of Melb. C.B.D. and in a heavily populated are is morally sinful.

Updates

2014-12-14 12:16:25 +1100

25 signatures reached

2014-06-02 08:20:07 +1000

10 signatures reached