Ms Peulich also called on the Andrews Labor Government to support any planning scheme changes which applies to rezone special use (materials recycling) to a green wedge zone. Ms Peulich nominated Kingston Planning Scheme Amendment C143 as one planning scheme change which the State Minister should support.
Ms Peulich said that Kingston was also a significant industrial and manufacturing zone which needed to be protected from negative amenity impacts associated with waste zones. The State Wide Resource Recovery Plan states that: “If the industrial zoned land in the Kingston/Clayton/Dingley Precinct is to be maintained as a hub then any activities established or maintained on or close to the precinct would need to demonstrate best practice operations and be conducted in a manner that reduces and manages impacts on the community, environment and public health of the surrounding area.”
Ms Peulich said that local residents were concerned about the possibility of the State Government ignoring the views of the local community as it did when the last Labor Minister for Planning approved a concrete crusher in close proximity to the Heatherton Christian College in the Kingston Green Wedge.
Kingston Council and the local community do not want more tips and landfill on its doorstep given that the Kingston Green Wedge is 25 Km from the CBD and close distance to residents.
Ms Peulich is a resident of Dingley Village.
Under Victorian parliamentary Upper House sessional orders, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Lisa Neville, must respond to Ms Peulich in writing within 30 days.
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region:
In a constituency question Ms Peulich asked the Minister:
“Will the Minister make it clear in the State Wide Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan that the Kingston section of the South-East Green Wedge is not a waste hub?”
“I call on all local MPs, state and Federal, to write to the Andrews Labor Government and its Ministers to oppose the Labor endorsed plan that nominates Kingston as a waste hub.”
“It is outrageous that our community’s liveability, amenity and vision for a chain of parks is to be sacrificed for other people’s rubbish!”