Bungonia and Tarago residents kick up a stink over waste-to-electricity incinerators

 Bungonia and Tarago residents kick up a stink over waste-to-electricity incinerators

An artist’s impression of the proposed Advanced Energy Recovery Centre upon completion in Tarago. Image: Veolia.

Residents opposing waste-to-energy facilities in the regional villages of Tarago and Bungonia, near Goulburn, say they shouldn’t be dumped with Sydney’s rubbish.

The proposed $600 million facilities will be capable of burning 710,000 tonnes of waste sourced locally, and from Sydney and Canberra, each year. That’s enough to fill more than 300 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Jerrara Power intends to build its facility on Jerrara Road, in Bungonia, within five years, while Veolia plans to build its facility near its existing Woodlawn Bioreactor in Tarago, also within five years.

Both are considered state significant developments and will be determined by the NSW Independent Planning Commission, which residents fear will…

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