A proposal to expand a landfill at New Chum is now open for public submissions.

The applicant, Cleanaway Solid Waste Pty Ltd, lodged a development application with council on 18 July, 2018 for a material change of use – waste activity involving an expansion to an existing approved landfill facility.

Ipswich City Council Interim Administrator Greg Chemello said the statutory public notification period started on 23 November and would take place for 15 business days.

“The purpose of this public notification is to inform the community and relevant stakeholders of the proposal and to give them the opportunity to make submissions that must be taken into account before the development application is decided,” he said.

“A properly made submission secures the right of the submitter to appeal to the Planning and Environment Court about the decision if they disagree with part or all of the assessment manager’s decision.”

Mr Chemello said each and every submission would be considered thoroughly by council.

Anyone who makes a properly made submission, either for or against, will be formally notified of council’s decision in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act 2016, following the cessation of the applicant’s appeal period or upon the lodgement of an appeal by the applicant.

The community can keep up with the development application process through council’s PD Online system here.

Also read: Ipswich landfills explained

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