ACT Shadow Minister for the Environment, Elizabeth Lee, has welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to set up a panel of environmental and health experts to investigate the impacts of a proposed plastics-to-fuel plant at Hume.

“My Brindabella colleagues and I have been contacted by many concerned Canberrans who don’t feel they have had an opportunity to gain a full understanding of the implications for pollution and air quality. After raising the issue in the Assembly during the last sitting week, it is great to see the government conducting further investigation,” Ms Lee said today.

“Many people have not had the opportunity to be adequately engaged in the process due to limited advertising and timing of public consultations.

“Members of the public have also raised concerns about the lack of transparency in the sale of the land in Hume that the plant is to be built on.

“I trust that a full investigation will address the concerns that a lot of residents and local businesses feel strongly about when it comes to this plant in Hume.

“I am calling for full and frank disclosure of the investigation’s progress and results, to give all Canberrans faith in the process,” Ms Lee concluded.