Meeting: York Shire president Matthew Reid speaks during the February 24 meeting.ABOUT 184 people attended a meeting at the York Town Hall Monday evening to discuss the submission processes and timeframes relating to the proposed Allawuna landfill.
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York Shire president Matthew Reid said the topic was challenging and entering the fourth and final quarter.

“But at the end of it we still want a community,” Mr Reid said.

“It’s important we stay calm and even-keeled.”

People will be able to make submissions to the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) and the Shire of York.

Submissions to the DER should only deal with potential impacts from emissions and discharges to land, air and water.

Factors such as traffic, location, flora and fauna are not able to be considered by this process.

The application is now available on the DER website: here.

The closing date for comment is March 8.

Submissions to the Shire of York close on March 17.

The scope of the submissions to the Shire of York is wider than the DER.

Issues which can be tackled include potential impacts from emissions and discharges to land, air and water, environmental issues, traffic implications, planning and social matters.

Cr Reid said submissions had to be clear and concise, without emotion and signed with date and address.

Considerations will be commented on with a report being sent to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) with a vote coming afterwards.

The Shire of York said the date of the meeting will be advertised.

DAP meetings are open to the public, however people must apply to speak.

For applications received within the Shire of York, the panel consists of presiding member David Gray, deputy member Robert Fenn, third specialist Terence Tyzack, local member councillor Matthew Reid and local member councillor Mark Duperouzal.

Each member of the DAP who is present at a meeting of the panel is entitled to one vote on each matter.

In the event of a deadlocked vote, the person presiding (either the presiding member or the deputy presiding member) will have the power to cast the deciding vote.

Following the meeting, the minutes of the meeting will be finalised and a determination letter on the development application will be sent to the applicant.

Near the close of the Town Hall discussion, Keith Schekkerman from the Avon Valley Residents Association asked those in opposition to the landfill to raise their hands, with everyone in attendance doing so.

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