1 MILLION TONNES OF FILL DUMPED?
This is 20 trucks on the move 10 hours a day, six days a week for 18 months, in ideal conditions. All the fill is needed to raise the level by 2 metres to be suitable for construction, which is a legal 1 metres minimum above the flood mark. This means across West Byron, sites must be filled in to different heights ranging from half a metre to 3 metres.
Trucks must bring 1 million tonnes of fill from an approved source to the West Byron mega development. The source is unknown. The wear and tear on the roads by very heavy trucks is not accounted for.
This will add significantly to the already congested Ewingsdale Road.