Overview

City of Casey have applied for a works approval to accept landfill leachate from SBI Inert Landfill Pty Ltd. They propose to store and treat it in existing leachate ponds before they discharge it under an existing trade waste agreement.

EPA had previously issued a works approval for the proposal in 2016 (134144) which has since expired. The current proposal has not changed in size or scope since the previous approval.

The full application can be viewed in the 'Supporting documents’ section of this page.

For more information on the works approval process see EPA works approvals (publication 1523).

What does the application propose?

City of Casey are proposing to accept landfill leachate from SBI Inert Landfill Pty Ltd at the former Casey Landfill, Lot 7, 9, 10, 11 & 12 Stevenson Road in Cranbourne Victoria 3977.

The proposal is to accept 3 to 7 ML of leachate per annum from the SBI Landfill. The City of Casey propose to store and treat it in existing leachate ponds before they discharge it under an existing trade waste agreement. Leachate stored in the ponds is aerated and chemically treated to meet the trade waste discharge criteria.

The City of Casey propose to transport leachate in appropriately licensed tankers from the SBI Landfill site at 950 Ballarto Rd, Cranbourne to the existing Casey-Frankston leachate facility in Cyril Beechey Land, Cranbourne.

The existing leachate facility has two leachate storage ponds that have clay and membrane liners. The only additional infrastructure that the City of Casey propose to install at the facility are a discharge point to the existing ponds and a cumulative flow meter.

The existing leachate storage and treatment system has considerable surplus capacity and it is considered sufficient to accommodate the proposed discharge of additional leachate from the SBI landfill.

Latest updates

Works approval issued

EPA has issued a works approval, subject to conditions, to City of Casey to construct works associated with accepting additional landfill leachate from SBI Inert Landfill. The leachate will be stored and treated in the ponds at the Casey Leachate Facility prior to being discharged to sewer through a trade waste agreement with South East Water.

View the works approval documents in the ‘Supporting documents’ section on this page.

City of Casey must notify EPA when they intend to start and finish the works, and must not commission or operate the works without approval of EPA. The works approval will not take effect until any permit that is required under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 has been issued by the Responsible Planning Authority.

If you object to the issuing of the works approval or its conditions, you may have the decision reviewed at VCAT by applying in writing within 21 days of the date of issue to:

Registrar, Planning and Environment Division
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
7th Floor, 55 King Street, Melbourne

An application fee may be applicable when lodging an appeal with VCAT. Contact VCAT on 03 9628 9777 for further details on fees associated with an appeal.

A copy of the appeal should also be forwarded, within seven days of lodgement, to:

Manager, Development Assessments Unit
Environment Protec on Authority Victoria
GPO Box 4395, Melbourne 3001

Submission period closed

The Q&A has now closed, no questions were asked of EPA or City of Casey.

The submission period has now closed. EPA did not receive any submissions.

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