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February 9, 2023

Marshalls Creek – dumped fill

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Lordy lordy, here we go again! A cosy agreement has resulted in poor governance and more questions than answers surrounding the dumped fill near Marshalls Creek, enacted by Byron councillors. 

Fill is ecologically dangerous to sentient beings that live in waterways such as creeks and rivers. It can block the flow of water and nourishment for species and activate soil relationships that can result in highly toxic releases. 

Fill is known to contain many toxins, and neither the community, nor indeed Byron Council, are willing to face the risks. Are the councillors playing politics rather than addressing ecological integrity? That’s what democracy demands. Climate change is unpredictable… a heavy rainfall – and more tragedy!

The EPA has just served a massively huge fine for the Northbridge fish kill resulting from illegal practices by industry. Byron may not be able to squirm out of this one… what about the fill at West Byron, a floodplain… any integrity surfacing there?

Cr Dey is acting with integrity, demanding accountability for and removal of same. Will those responsible pay the fine? The community is deserving of integrity in governance, not just trickster games and ‘politics’. Better to spend the fine money on housing the homeless chaps. Shame, shame, shame. 

Jo Faith, Newtown


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1 COMMENT

  1. “Fill is known to contain many toxins”

    what planet are you from? fill can be anything such as soil from a nearby site, how can ALL fill contain toxins?

    natural erosions processes such as landslides produce large volumes of soil into creeks, yes landslides occurred before climate change and before humans too.

    if your article wasn’t so biased and ridiculous then maybe you could consider to discuss the issue logically.

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