Deputy mayor open to incinerator in Campbelltown

Date: 30 Mar 2017

Two Campbelltown councillors have voiced their support for a waste-to-energy incinerator in Sydney.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, Greens councillor Ben Moroney asked his fellow councillors to write to the Department of Planning citing their opposition to a proposed waste facility in Blacktown, with fears air pollution would compromise Macarthur’s breathing air.

His motion was lost, however, after passionate speeches from Labor councillors Rey Manoto and Meg Oates.

Cr Meg Oates said she had visited a waste-to-energy incinerator in Koshigaya, Japan (Campbelltown’s sister city and the namesake of Koshigaya Park) and was blown away by what she saw.

The cleanliness was the biggest thing that struck me,” the deputy mayor told the Advertiser.

It’s almost like a church or a cathedral in its size and space.

You can read more on the Wollondilly Advertiser website here