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Moorabool shire not consulted over new soil plan


Moorabool Shire Council says it is again in the dark about the latest updates on the West Gate Tunnel soil proposal.

CEO Derek Madden says council found out yesterday, via the media, of the governments plan to spend $750 million to assist with the disposal of the contaminated soil.
"It is unclear whether this commitment will result in the State Government taking responsibility for the disposal of the soil, as well as granting the necessary approvals or whether it was simply handing an open cheque to Transurban," Mr Madden said.

“Council is attempting to get information from the State Government on behalf of the Bacchus Marsh residents.  We need to know when we will be told if the Planning Minister has approved changes to the Moorabool Planning Scheme to allow contaminated soil to be stored close to homes, schools and market gardens.”

Council says the lack of consultation and transparency is a real concern for the people of Bacchus Marsh.

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