STOP THE SOIL: No contaminated soil to Ravenhall

STOP THE SOIL: No contaminated soil to Ravenhall

  • 2,900,000 metric tonnes of contaminated soil
  • 460 truck movements every day, 7 days a week, 16-18 months 
  • An additional truck movement on our local roads every 3 minutes

STOP THE SOIL is a joint advocacy campaign by Melton and Brimbank City Councils, calling on residents and businesses to let decision-makers know that our community doesn’t want contaminated soil stored at Ravenhall.

Send a message to Transurban, the Westgate Tunnel Project and the State Government, and tell them that: 

  • no unsafe levels of contaminated soil should be sent to Ravenhall
  • frequent and in-depth reporting on soil testing should ...
  • 2,900,000 metric tonnes of contaminated soil
  • 460 truck movements every day, 7 days a week, 16-18 months 
  • An additional truck movement on our local roads every 3 minutes

STOP THE SOIL is a joint advocacy campaign by Melton and Brimbank City Councils, calling on residents and businesses to let decision-makers know that our community doesn’t want contaminated soil stored at Ravenhall.

Send a message to Transurban, the Westgate Tunnel Project and the State Government, and tell them that: 

  • no unsafe levels of contaminated soil should be sent to Ravenhall
  • frequent and in-depth reporting on soil testing should be undertaken
  • we want ongoing community engagement to ensure the community is informed and can have their say
  • testing and classification of PFAS levels should be undertaken PRIOR to arriving at Ravenhall so ONLY non-prescribed waste is stored on-site. 

Let them know we don’t want contaminated soil in Ravenhall!

Environmental Equity 

Melbourne’s west has long borne the brunt of the State’s industrial, waste storage and transport needs. Our communities have been disproportionately affected by soil contamination, pollution and impacts on the environment. 

Brimbank and Melton believe now is the time to address these issues through a region-wide approach to environmental equity. . 

This begins with stopping the soil going to Ravenhall.

 

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Act Now

Join with Council to stop the soil!

While Melton and Brimbank Councils want the Westgate Tunnel built so that residents can access work, education and health services quickly, we are jointly opposed to contaminated soil from the project being dumped in Ravenhall.

The decision to locate contaminated soil at Ravenhall is out of the hands of either Council however we can lobby the Victorian Government to make the right choice ...

Join with Council to stop the soil!

While Melton and Brimbank Councils want the Westgate Tunnel built so that residents can access work, education and health services quickly, we are jointly opposed to contaminated soil from the project being dumped in Ravenhall.

The decision to locate contaminated soil at Ravenhall is out of the hands of either Council however we can lobby the Victorian Government to make the right choice in how they handle the soil from the Westgate Tunnel. 

Melton and Brimbank Councils want families and employees to live and work in a safe environment. That’s why we have decided to jointly urge the State Government and Transurban not to send contaminated soil to Ravenhall. 

We need you to help us in this significant campaign. You can tell the Victorian Government, Transurban and Cleanaway that you do not want contaminated soil dumped in Ravenhall here. 

Complete the form and it will send emails directly to:

Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP (Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change)
Hon. Richard Wynne MP (Minister for Planning)
Hon. Jacinta Allan MP (Minister for Transport Infrastructure)
Hon. Marlene Kairouz MP (Member for Kororoit)
Peter Sammut (CEO Westgate Tunnel Project)
Hon Michael O’Brien (Leader of the Opposition)
Dr Catherine Cumming MLC (Member for Western Metropolitan Melbourne, Independent)
Cleanaway
Bernie Finn MP (Member for Western Metropolitan Melbourne)

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