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Petiton No 59 - Regarding the Resource Recovery Centre - Canning Vale

Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:14 May 2008
Date Ended:07 Aug 2008
Committee:Environment and Public Affairs Committee
House:Legislative Council
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Terms of Reference:
Petitions tabled in the Legislative Council stand referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs (Committee) under the Committee's terms of reference. The Committee assigns a number to each petition upon receipt.

Petition No 59 was tabled on 26 June 2007 and was couched in the following terms:
To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled.

We the undersigned residents of Western Australia are opposed to the continued operation of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre’s Waste Composting Facility in Canning Vale. This facility creates a noxious odour, affecting the health and lifestyle of the residents in surrounding suburbs.

Your petitioners therefore respectfully request the Legislative Council to support residents and others affected by this Waste Composting Facility and recommend to the Government that the South Metropolitan Regional Council relocate the facility away from any residential area.

The Committee resolved to conduct a stand alone inquiry into this petition and to focus that inquiry specifically into the odour emanating from the Regional Resource Recovery Facility.

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Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

18 Jun 200810:30 AMPrincipal PetitionerMr Rod Olsen, Ms Mandy Clarke, Ms Christina Baines
25 Jun 200810:30 AMDepartment of Environment and ConservationMr Robert Atkins, Acting Director General and Mr Ken Raine
25 Jun 200811:45 AMSouthern Metropolitan Regional CouncilMr Stuart McAll
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Rod Olsen, Mr Andrew Mullins, Mrs Mandy Clarke, Ms Christina Baines on 18 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Atkins, Director Environmental Regulation, Department of Environment and Conservation, Mr Kenneth Raine, Manager Environmental Hazards, Department of Environment and Conservation on 25 Jun 2008
Evidence by.. Mr Stuart McAll, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Regional Metropolitan Council, Mr Terry Schulz, Managing Director, The Odour Unit Pty Ltd, Mr Clive Robartson, Deputy Chairman, Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, Mr Stephen Fitzpatrick, Manager, Project Development, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council on 25 Jun 2008
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• Petiton No 59 - Regarding the Resource Recovery Centre - Canning Vale