Woy Woy Waste Management Facility has operated since 1974 and is the main solid waste management facility for the southern Central Coast community. The community currently adds around 85,000 tonnes of waste to the landfill each year. The current tipping area is expected to be full by mid to late 2024.
Establishing a new tipping area on-site will reduce the need for costly alternatives such as transporting domestic waste to another waste management facility or excavating and building a new waste management cell elsewhere.
The new proposed tipping area will require some further earthworks and the construction of a fully engineered landfill liner and water management system before it’s ready to be utilised. The development in this area (referred to as the ‘South Cell’) will be subject to approvals from the Hunter Central Coast Regional Planning Panel and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
Council and its specialist consultants have completed a Scoping Report and are currently preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to support a Development Application.
Council is seeking the community’s feedback on the questions and considerations they would like included in the EIS.
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Council invited the community to share their feedback until Thursday 16 November 2023 via:
- Online: Feedback form (now closed)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail to: PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259 addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Farmer
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The current landfill site at Woy Woy Waste Management Facility has been operating since 1974 and as such, the current tipping area is expected to be full by late-2024. As a result, Council are investigating a way to develop a new landfill site within the current waste management facility.
Establishing a new tipping area on-site will reduce the need for costly alternatives such as transporting domestic waste to an existing waste management facility or excavating and building a new waste management cell elsewhere.
A Scoping Report is a publicly available document which provides a preliminary overview of the project including an initial environmental assessment, potential impacts, and identifies possible mitigation measures to be implemented.
The Scoping Report is used by relevant public authorities to prepare Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project.
As this project is a significant development, a comprehensive EIS must be developed in accordance with the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). The key purpose of the statement is to assess the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of a project, as well as the potential cumulative impacts. The statement, including the supporting environmental assessments will also propose suitable mitigation measures to minimise potential impacts, helping government agencies and members of the community to make informed commentary and decisions on the project.
We are mindful that the landfill is close to these creeks and that they have significant environmental value, and flow into Brisbane Water and the Hawkesbury River. There are stringent requirements for surface water management and leachate management that Council is committed to. Water and leachate management will both be included in the EIS as key potential impacts to be managed.
Council will consider submissions and work with its consultants to ensure submissions are considered and addressed where relevant as part of the preparation of the EIS.
Once the EIS is complete and the Development Application lodged, community views on the proposal will then be sought via a formal notification and advertising procedure as part of the Development Assessment process.
The requirements for formal advertising/notification is set out within the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and the Central Coast Development Control Plan 2022 and includes:
- Written notification of the application to adjoining/adjacent landowners,
- The publication of the full suite of documentation submitted in support of the application, including EIS on Councils DA tracker/NSW ePlanning Portal.
- The invitation for submission on the proposed development for a period of not less than 28 days (as per the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979).
In accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979, all submissions made during the notification/advertising process must be considered and evaluated during the assessment of the development application.
The project is deemed to be regionally significant development (RSD). As such, the project requires assessment and approval in accordance with Part 4, Division 4.3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) and determination by the Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel. An EIS is required to support the development application.
Council invited community to share their feedback on *project name*. You can participate in the community consultation until Thursday 16 November 2023 by: