Expansion of Cleanaway’s Ravenhall tip approved

Victorian Government Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved an expansion of Cleanaway’s 113-hectare Melbourne Regional Landfill at Ravenhall by 96 hectares.

It comes after 13 months of community engagement and consultation.

The permit includes a range of strict conditions that require activities to be undertaken before the commencement of works, including reviews of odour, litter and dust controls and monitoring systems, a noise management and monitoring plan, a traffic impact assessment.

The decision falls in line with the EPA Works Approval granted in March 2017 and reflects advice from an independent planning panel.

The permit approval is less than half the size of what was originally proposed, will be more than 3km from established residential areas, and no closer to existing homes than the current landfill. With an expiry date of 2046, the permit will provide about 13-14 years of additional landfill capacity beyond the life of the existing landfill.