Australian news, and some related international items

Concern in Canberra over World War 1 explosive ordnance waste

Explosive WWI waste concerns but doesn’t need environmental assessment  Canberra Times, By Steven Trask, 

A major government housing development was exempted from environmental assessment requirements despite sewage contamination and concerns over explosive ordnance waste.

Last year ACT Environment Commissioner Kate Auty said she was uncomfortable with moves to exclude the same project from the environmental impact statement process.

In May, Planning Minister Mick Gentleman signed-off on an application to exempt the project from preparing an environmental impact statement.

Stage three of the ACT government’s Molonglo Valley urban development, located behind the National Arboretum, is expected to house about 27,000 people over 800 hectares………



July 2, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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