Council has been active in its advocacy and opposing this decision in support of our community.
Since early March 2020, Council has been calling on the Minister for Planning to provide information on this proposal.
Following a request from the Department Environment Land Water Planning (DELWP) on behalf of the Minister for Planning to seek Council’s views on this issue, Council submitted a formal response strongly outlining its objection. The response was prepared by Maddocks law firm with input from Council officers, a traffic expert and an environmental management expert.
Since the response was submitted, Council has received no further correspondence from the Victorian Government.
Council has continued to issue statements strongly opposing this decision.
At the Council meeting of 12 April 2021, Councillors voted unanimously to take legal action against the decision announced by the Minister for Planning on 29 March 2021 to approve an amendment to the Hume Planning Scheme to facilitate the Bulla site as a location for this contaminated soil.