EPA tick for Melbourne waste-to-energy plant

A waste-to-energy plant is expected to be operating in Melbourne’s west within three years after being approved by the Environment Protection Authority.

The Age is reporting the $150 million facility in Laverton North was granted planning approval by Wyndham City Council in March last year. However, the project – which would convert household rubbish currently sent to landfill into enough electricity to power up to 20,000 houses – could not commence until the EPA had given it the green light.

Recovered Energy Australia director Ian Guss said the EPA works approval was the final regulatory hurdle the company needed to clear before it could proceed with the waste-to-energy plant.

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