Curl Curl Lagoon Widening

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SpeakersJones The Hon Richard


The Hon. R. S. L. JONES [12.11 a.m.]: One of my constituents who lives near the lagoon at Curl Curl brought to my attention the fact that Warringah Council is proposing to widen the lagoon and the creek, which will disturb tens of thousands of tonnes of highly polluted mud. I should like to bring this matter to the attention of the Minister for the Environment to ensure that the Environment Protection Authority investigates this proposal before there is an ecological disaster in the lagoon at Curl Curl and on the beach area. It is proposed to dump the mud near the beach. I am concerned about the council doing that because the area was used as a landfill site for many years. I actually dumped landfill there when I was a resident of Manly. If the council goes ahead with its plan the toxic waste, including batteries, that will be found will cause a disaster. I ask the Minister for the Environment to contact the Environment Protection Authority and ensure that the matter is thoroughly studied before it becomes a reality.
House adjourned at 12.12 a.m., Thursday.