Brajkovich crushing plant in Wattleup

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[COUNCIL — Thursday, 7 April 2011]
Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Environment:

(1) What is the Department of Environment and Conservation doing to manage the sand drift and dust
impacts from the Brajkovich Demolition and Salvage Pty Ltd stone crushing plant in Wattleup?

(2) What other agencies are involved?

(3) What are those agencies doing to manage those issues?

(4) Has action been taken to ascertain whether any employee who has worked in the Brajkovich Demolition
Wattleup stone crushing plant has suffered ill-health that may be associated with such work?

(5) If yes, what action has been taken?

(6) If no, why not?

Hon HELEN MORTON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question. The Minister for Environment has provided the
following advice —

(1) As the licence issued by the Department of Environment and Conservation to Brajkovich Demolition
Pty Ltd to operate its mobile crushing plant in Wattleup expired on 11 February 2011 and Brajkovich
has ceased its crushing operations at this site, DEC has no further statutory control.

(2) The City of Cockburn.

(3) DEC has been advised by the City of Cockburn that the stockpiles and exposed ground have been
covered with hydro-mulch to reduce dust emissions. DEC has confirmed this in a site visit.

(4)–(6) These questions should be addressed to the ministers responsible for the Department of Health and