West Gate Tunnel spoil decision a win for local community

Published on 25 June 2021

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Media Release -  24 June 2021

West Gate Tunnel spoil decision a win for local community: Mayor

 Moorabool Shire Council is relieved that Transurban and its builders CPB John Holland have decided against Maddingley Brown Coal (MBC) being the preferred site for the processing of West Gate Tunnel spoil.

Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said the decision was a victory for the local community and that common sense had prevailed.

“Our community will be very relieved to learn that the spoil will not be coming to Bacchus Marsh,” Cr Sullivan said.

Council will nonetheless continue its case in the Supreme Court against the Minister for Planning’s decision to amend the planning scheme, until either the amendment is removed, or the project is over, to ensure MBC is not a backup plan in the future. 

 

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