No Lidcombe Tip


Feb.28 2024: Notifications have been sent to those who lodged objections, the Planning Panel meeting has been cancelled. See first item below.
Feb.26 2024: the DA Applicant has withdrawn the DA in its current form, and will “review and resubmit it”. See second item below.

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Cumberland Council is currently assessing an application to build a large waste transfer station in Lidcombe, at 109A Church St. This is located next to residents. Very detailed information is available in Council’s DA Tracker at this direct link to the DA details for DA2023/0130.

What types of rubbish would go through the proposed tip? From the Environmental Impact Statement 109A Church Street, Lidcombe – Organics Transfer Station. A Submission to Cumberland Council, 9th March 2023 (English, pdf, 12MB) section 2.6.7 Waste Classification (page 40):

“The waste received on site would be comprised of food waste and garden waste.
The Waste Classification Guidelines, Part 1, classifies food waste and garden waste as general solid waste (putrescible) and general solid waste (non putrescible). It is noted that a mixture of anything referred to as putrescible renders the entire material putrescible. Hence, the classification of waste throughput is deemed to be general solid waste (putrescible).
Food waste
general solid waste (putrescible) means waste (other than special waste, hazardous waste, restricted solid waste or liquid waste) that includes any of the following—
(a) household waste containing putrescible organics,
(b) waste from litter bins collected by or on behalf of local councils,
(c) manure and nightsoil,
(d) disposable nappies, incontinence pads or sanitary napkins,
(e) food waste,
(f) animal waste,
(g) grit or screenings from sewage treatment systems that have been dewatered so that the grit or screenings do not contain free liquids,
(h) anything that is classified as general solid waste (putrescible) pursuant to an EPA Gazettal notice,
(i) anything that is classified as general solid waste (putrescible) pursuant to the Waste Classification Guidelines,
(j) a mixture of anything referred to in paragraphs (a)–(i).”

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The closing date for making submissions to Council was Sunday 16th July 2023. It has been reported that almost 2,000 submissions were received.