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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lisa Neville, State Water Minister

NILLUMBIK: Melbourne Water pressured

Yan Yean MLA Danielle Green has turned her focus from Nillumbik Council to Melbourne Water regarding soil dumping in Chapel Lane, Doreen.

Ms Green said she wanted Lisa Neville, Minister for Water, to have Melbourne Water do everything in its power to cease waterway damage at Chapel Lane.

“Over the past couple of months there has been a significant amount of soil fill dumped on two properties at Chapel Lane.

“Local residents have raised this matter with Nillumbik Shire Council on too many occasions to count, with issues relating to the environment, planning, road safety, residents’ personal safety and damage to the waterways.

“ Despite being informed that these works are in clear violation of the Water Act 1989 and that significant damage to the waterways is occurring and needs to be remediated, disturbingly Nillumbik Shire Council has failed to use its planning scheme to halt the works and take enforcement action.

“ I’m informed that the Council has only lodged a VCAT matter in the last two days, and this is not for an urgent stop to work but for another process that may take up to eight months. What a disgrace,” Ms Green said.