Environment and Sustainable Development have announced their intention to expand the landfill at the Mugga Lane tip:
“The existing landfill facility at Mugga Lane is expected to reach capacity in 2015–2016,” Mr Ponton said.
“We have excellent recycling systems in the ACT with 70% of our waste being recycled, but with the ACT producing a million tonnes of waste last year, we still need a landfill facility.
“ACT NOWaste investigated alternative landfill sites and consulted the community before choosing to expand the existing facility.
“Draft variation 305 proposes to amend the Territory Plan so the existing Mugga Lane landfill can be expanded onto the adjacent Jerrabomberra Block 2247.
“This proposal will meet the ACT landfill requirements for up to 30 years,” Mr Ponton said.
A draft EIS has also been done.
You’ve got until 5 April to make your thoughts known.