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    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Waste safeguards now in place for Ipswich

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Saturday, April 07, 2018

    Waste safeguards now in place for Ipswich

    Requirements for new buffer zones and other safeguards are now in place for residents living near new or expanded waste facilities in the Swanbank and New Chum industrial area.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) was gazetted on Friday 6 April to introduce regulatory requirements for new developments.

    “Earlier this week I advised Ipswich City Council of my intention to use my statutory powers under the Planning Act 2016 to make a TLPI in response to community and Council concerns over the impact that waste facilities can have on neighbouring residents,” Mr Dick said.

    “Following consideration of Council’s comments, I have made the TLPI, which will take effect for two years from 6 April 2018.

    “This is a great example of the State working with a local government to respond to community concerns and highlights the importance of having a strong yet flexible planning system in place.

    “The TLPI will apply to applications for new or expanded waste activities, as identified within the Swanbank/New Chum waste activity area map, to ensure this regionally significant economic area appropriately protects existing, approved or planned sensitive land uses from adverse impacts associated with waste activities.

    “While the TLPI is in place, my department will continue to work with Council to progress any amendments to its planning scheme.

    “I would like to thank the Council for working collaboratively with the State Government to deliver a great planning outcome for the people of Ipswich.”

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