New South Wales
I have read the submissions and also posted my objections previously. I am absolutely against this proposal as I am fearful about the health of the local residents. We are already subjected to the putrid odours from the tip at Eastern Creek which penetrates into my house on some days. I can only imagine what we are being forced to inhale from that. Any complaints fall on deaf ears and are not really followed up. A couple of years ago, the industrial area at Erskine Park was established, and after some businesses moved in, the whole district had a rancid smell in the air, continuously. We were advised that the EPA investigated and found no cause, so, end of story people, shut up and put up with it, was the outcome. In this era, it appears that greed and profits are placed above the health and safety of the community and money speaks volumes! This is a young community, full of families with young children, I am concerned that in 10 -15 years, there will be unexplained health issues, and a cluster of young people with similar health issues, caused by the emissions from the proposed facility. Those who attended the meeting last night were sadly disappointed by the presenters, they felt that the people delivering the information had no credibility and were just plucking answers from anywhere, they said they felt more concerned after the meeting than before the meeting, isn't it supposed to be the opposite? It seems the Erskine Park community is the dumping ground for undesirable practice! I have lived in this community for 27 years. When we bought our home in 1990, it was a wonderful place to live, surrounded by rural land and farms. Now, we have an ever growing industrial area that is noisy, a road that winds through the industrial area that has no barriers to protect homes from the road noise, we have a smelly tip, a proposal for a toxic dump, and an airport on its way that will once again increase noise and pollution. I believe this is asking too much of the residents to just keep on accepting what is detrimental to health and safety. If we cannot be guaranteed that this facility is 100% safe to the environment, then please find another solution, the presenter saying one person in one hundred may fall visiting to cancer, but one in two gets cancer anyway, is NOT acceptable and if there is a cancer risk, to even one person because of this development, then this project should NOT be allowed to proceed on the grounds of personal risk to residents.