(Protestors outside the former Alexandria Landfill site Aug 2015)
Marrickville Council last night voted to release confidential legal advice which suggests that WestConnex has been operating for months without any legal approval, including in the handling of toxic waste and asbestos.
Greens Marrickville Councillors and Greens WestConnex spokesperson Jenny Leong MP have called on the Minister to issue an immediate stop work or to produce evidence of the legal authority issued for the works and what environmental protections have been put in place.
Greens WestConnex spokesperson Jenny Leong MP said, "When large scale excavation and removal of landfill began in October last year at the Alexandria Landfill site in St Peters, we were originally told that this work was not excavation and that no asbestos contaminated fill was being removed. It was only through the consistent complaints by the community that an asbestos safety regime was instituted for all the trucks leaving the site.
"With the release of this information, we can now see that there's significant doubt as to the legality of the work that was done last year and it's time for some serious scrutiny of what Westconnex has been doing without consent," Ms Leong said.