Asbestos dump site application sought

ASBESTOS DUMP ALARM: Cafpirco Road resident Mark Byrne fears the Mount Gambier district is being targeted by Victorian-based asbestos contractors. He holds a petition opposing the dump.

THE ongoing row over the proposed asbestos dump on the edge of Mount Gambier has taken a new twist with Grant District Council now requesting a formal development application from the proponent.

While the matter was discussed in confidence at council’s meeting on Monday night, Mayor Richard Sage yesterday revealed council had taken control of the process given it was the “planning authority” involved.

The issue sparked uproar following the state’s environment regulator

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