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Community to celebrate victory against Matraville Incinerator – Sat 5 Nov

Published Date
01/11/2022
News Topic
Planning & Development
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Hundreds of eastern suburbs residents are expected to gather at Purcell Park on Saturday 5 November 2022 from 2-4pm to celebrate a community victory against the proposed Matraville Incinerator.

Randwick City Council is hosting a free community BBQ with live music and kids entertainment and everyone is welcome.

Mayor Dylan Parker said the event is a thank you to everyone in the community who stood up against the proposed incinerator.

“Our community has sent a strong message that big industry can no longer ride roughshod over our community.

“Our community has fought this ill-conceived idea tooth and nail from the very beginning.

“Burning waste just metres from people’s homes to power a private business is just a bad idea. The community knew it from day one and I am very pleased the NSW Government finally acted to stop it from happening and that Veolia has now seen sense to formally withdraw it from the planning system,” he said.

Mayor Parker congratulated and thanked the hundreds and thousands of local community members who have been involved in the fight to stop the incinerator.

This includes Randwick and Bayside Councillors, State Member Michael Daley, Federal Member Matt Thistlethwaite, the No Matraville Incinerator community group, the Matraville Precinct and well-known locals including Mike Whitney and Russell Fairfax who leant their voice to the campaign.

Find out more about the proposal and the community campaign on Randwick Council’s website.

Media enquiries:
Jillian Lewis – 0419 694 983 or jillian.lewis@randwick.nsw.gov.au
Joshua Hay – 0402 351 459 or joshua.hay@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Last Updated: 1 November 2022
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