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Council has no evidence material is from West Gate Tunnel project

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 09:30
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Responding to video and photographs of many trucks entering Maddingley Brown Coal (MBC) this morning, Moorabool Shire Council says it has no way of knowing where the material being transported to the site comes from.

Claims have been made on social media that the material is from the West Gate Tunnel Project.

But MBC issued a statement Friday afternoon denying that they would be transporting spoil from the West Gate Tunnel Project on Monday, stating they would only start receiving spoil from the tunnel project once they had planning and environment approvals to build a facility to receive it.

Currently MBC is licensed by the EPA to take Category C soil. If the soil being transported to the MBC site is not compliant with the EPA approved license, then the EPA is the responsible authority and Council is not able to act.

Unfortunately, Council has no power to test the soil, to inspect the trucks or to ask where the soil is coming from.

Any traffic management issues arising from the large volume of trucks will be managed by Victoria Police in conjunction with the relevant authority.

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 - 09:37