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Environment Protection Authority

EPA appoints technical consultant to work with Mangrove Mountain community

Media release: 14 September 2016

The Environment Protection Authority, in consultation with Mountain Districts Association representatives, has appointed a technical consultant to provide information and independent advice on the Verde Terra landfill at Mangrove Mountain.

EPA Executive Director of Waste and Resource Recovery Steve Beaman said the appointment of consultant Mr Alan Dyer from SLR Consulting provides a resource for the community association around the review of management plans for the site that, will inform the EPA’s licence review process.

“The EPA has been meeting with community members since last year to discuss their concerns about the Verde Terra site and to reinforce that the EPA will be undertaking a robust review of the proposal.

“As part of those discussions the EPA committed to make available an external expert, chosen by the community, to provide them and the EPA with independent advice on this matter.

“This will include advice on the proposed management plans from the operators including landfill plans, engineering design and proposed water quality management and monitoring regimes.”

In 2014 the Land and Environment Court granted continued operation of the landfill site in accordance with updated environmental management plans.

The consultant will interpret technical information for the community, provide advice and will also prepare a report for the EPA on his findings.

The first meeting between the EPA, the Mountain Districts Association representatives and the independent expert, Mr Alan Dyer, will be held on the Central Coast on Wednesday 14 September 2016. 

 

Contact: EPA Public Affairs

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