Statement Regarding Westgate Tunnel Spoil

24 June 2021


Statement Regarding Westgate Tunnel Spoil


We have been advised that Transurban and its builders CPB John Holland have selected Hi-Quality in Bulla as their preferred site to receive tunnel boring machine soil from the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Transurban have indicated that at this stage they have no plans to activate any other sites, making it unlikely that the Maddingley Brown Coal site will be successful in their application to receive soil from the project.


The planning and environmental approvals issued for MBC are specific to the West Gate Tunnel Project and cannot be applied to any other projects.


We know this will come as a relief to some in the community who have campaigned against this proposal, however it is important to remember that Maddingley Brown Coal has an existing EPA licence allowing another 10-15 years of landfill operations on site.


We thank community members for raising concerns with our offices.