Updated July 27, 2018 12:02:55 A pizza villas at a remote Queensland town are being threatened by the “unfailing” pollution from the city’s toxic waste dumping.
Key points:A pizza villagas at the Pizza Village at the Gold Coast are threatened by a toxic waste dumpThe town’s mayor says he is “overwhelmed” by the pollution and has called on residents to stop the dumping of rubbish from the town’s waste dumpsThe Townsville-based town is one of a number of Queensland towns where residents are being urged to stop disposing of their waste by-products, such as wood chips, in their waste dumps.
In a video posted to YouTube by local resident and Pizza Village owner Dave Higginson, he said his town was “under attack”.
“There’s just so much garbage out there, the water is not good.
It’s all around you,” he said.”
Pizza Village at Pizza Village, Townsville, Queensland, is one such community in Queensland where residents have been advised to stop dumping toxic waste in their local waste dumps, according to local resident Dave Hogginson.”
We’re just overwhelmed by it.”
Pizza Village at Pizza Village, Townsville, Queensland, is one such community in Queensland where residents have been advised to stop dumping toxic waste in their local waste dumps, according to local resident Dave Hogginson.
Mr Higgison said he was “overwhelmingly positive” about the video and the town was considering making the video into a documentary.
“There is no way we’re going to be able to do this any more.
I don’t think it’s worth it,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.”
I thought we were a small community, but now it’s becoming a bigger town.”
You have to stop it, we’re all just overwhelmed.
“Mr Hoggison said residents had told him the pollution was the worst he had ever experienced.”
It is unspeakably awful,” he added.”
We are under attack, and we’re doing what we have to do.
“The town of Pizza Village has become notorious for its toxic waste dumps and is a dumping site for toxic waste.
A town council spokesperson said the town would not be issuing any public statements until a public inquiry was conducted into the dumping.”
At this stage, the Town Council would not comment on any matters related to the dumping and disposal of toxic waste,” the spokesperson said.
Inspector-General of the Environment Simon Smith said there was a need for more transparency and a process to resolve issues between community members.”
Town Councils are not required to make any public comment on matters related directly to their duty to provide for the welfare of the community, including dumping and disposing waste,” he wrote in a statement.”
Councils are required to undertake the responsible process of assessing whether their obligations are being met, and this can include undertaking public consultation.