MEDIA RELEASE: 23 July 2008
In partnership with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), the City of Casey is hosting a community information day for residents of Brookland Greens Estate this weekend as part of its comprehensive community engagement program on the Stevensons Road closed landfill site in Cranbourne.
In response to the EPA’s sudden decision to adopt a new position on acceptable methane gas levels in residential areas, last week teams of Council staff and EPA representatives visited homes in Brookland Greens to talk to residents and provide information packs on the closed landfill and to offer in-home testing for the presence of methane gas. All homes tested were given the all clear.
City of Casey Mayor Cr Halsall said ‘Council wants to reassure residents that the level of gas emissions coming from the closed landfill hasn’t suddenly changed. What has changed, and the reason why our teams have visited homes, is the EPA's new position on acceptable methane gas levels in residential areas which was suddenly, and significantly, reduced from 2.5% to 1%, about 10 days ago by the EPA’.
Community Information Day
Saturday 26 July 2008, 10am - 3pm
Reserve on right near entrance to Brookland Greens Estate
Cherry Hill Drive, Cranbourne
(Melway 133 F5/6)
The drop-in community information day will give residents an opportunity to find out more about Council’s program of restorative works at the closed landfill, including some of the planned activities to take place between July and September 2008.
Council officers and representatives from the EPA will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the landfill.