In a recent letter to Planning Minister Rob Stokes MP, we reiterated our strong opposition to the Hanson Concrete Batching Plant project and assessed the "Response to Submissions" (Rts).
In our view the RtS is just an exercise in advocacy and self-justification. Hanson denies the self-evident adverse environmental impacts of its project and offers no meaningful mitigation for those impacts.
Some of the major issues include a lack of independent analysis, uncertainty around the plans and impacts, the false assertion that the project is a "continuation" of Glebe Island as a "working port", a conflict of interest with the NSW Port Authority, Hanson's poor track record, unacceptable noise levels, unnecessary and unreasonable 24/7 operation, unacceptable air pollution, terrible visual impacts, open-ended lease duration and finally a blatant disregard for the Bays Precinct Transformation Plan.
Our analysis exposes the absurdity of Hanson’s claim that its project “would not cause any significant environmental impacts”. The project should clearly not be approved.