Cessation of contamination of Nudgee Road by the Concrete Recycling Plant at Nudgee Beach
|Principal Petitioner||Robert Doherty, Nudgee Beach|
|Date Closed||Sat, 14 Oct 2017 This epetition has ended|
|No. of signatures||37 signatures (View signatures)|
The Concrete Recycling Plant at 1512 Nudgee Road produces dust emissions that are tracked onto the adjacent Nudgee Road by way of delivery trucks exiting the plant. The dust contamination carried to the road makes the area a dirt road or mud track for a substantial part of the days on which the plant operates. The operators of the plant provide machinery that sweeps the road after the contamination occurs. However, the machinery fails to remove the contamination or prevent the deposits onto the roadway. All persons using the roadway in the proximity of the plant, whilst contaminated, are subjected to the contamination fouling motor vehicles and more importantly, ingest the airborne contamination without any knowledge of the nature of the dust and its hazardous contents.
We, the petitioners, seek action by the Brisbane City Council to, within its authority, investigate the contamination of Nudgee Road to identify and rectify all breaches of lease conditions for the operation of the Concrete Recycling Plant, with regard to contamination of Nudgee Road as described and in fact. Additionally, the petitioners seek action by the Brisbane City Council to, within its authority, investigate the contamination of Nudgee Road to identify and rectify all general obligation breaches of the regulations applicable to the Brisbane City Council’s authority regarding public roads. Brisbane City Council to advise of relevant matters that fall outside of it’s jurisdiction and provide guidance as to who has responsibility. Further, the petitioners seek full and complete advice from the Brisbane City Council, identifying the content of the contaminating dusts and mud resulting from the materials processed in the Concrete Recycling Plant.
Thank you for your petition requesting the cessation of contamination of Nudgee Road by the concrete recycling plant at Nudgee Beach.
Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 28 November 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be of the information below.
Council has referred this matter to the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP), which is the responsible agency to investigate. Further, Council has confirmed with the DEHP the matter of dirt contamination on Nudgee Road is also the responsibility of the DEHP.