Have you been affected by the unpleasant smell in Tuggeranong? Do you know where it’s coming from?
In recent weeks residents of the territory’s southern suburbs have complained about a foul stench and now the Canberra Liberals are on the case. Shadow Minister for the Environment Nicole Lawder has called on the Government to act to resolve the issue.
Ms Lawder reckons the stink is coming from the Mugga Lane Tip, which could suggest the problem is more to do with what we as individuals are putting in our wheelie bins than any decision the Government has made.
“Throughout December and again over the past few days I’ve received complaints from Tuggeranong residents about the foul odour they believe is coming from the Mugga Lane Tip,” Ms Lawder said in a statement this morning.
“For too long this has been an issue and residents deserve to enjoy the warmer weather, without being subjected to the foul smell.”
She said the reports had come from a range of locations, particularly in Fadden and Macarthur, and that ICON Water had investigated and ruled out the possibility it was a sewage issue.
“The government and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) need to determine the cause of the odour as a matter of urgency and fix the problem. It’s been an issue for too long and is causing major inconvenience for many residents.”