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Monday 1 February 2016

Andrew Barr still isn’t showing any interest in fixing the foul odour afflicting Tuggeranong residents, dismissing the seriousness of the issue over summer, Shadow Minister for Environment Nicole Lawder said today.

“I raised the odour issue with the Chief Minister and in his response back he suggested that – “landfills and composting facilities will, by their nature, always cause some odours”. This is dismissive of the concerns raised by many residents,” Ms Lawder said.

“Many Tuggeranong residents have been affected by the foul smell, said to be emanating from the Mugga Lane Tip, for not one, but two consecutive summers.

“They haven’t been able to enjoy their outdoor spaces, eat outdoors or work in the garden due to the foul smell.

“I again call on the ACT government to identify the cause of the smell and better communicate with Tuggeranong residents about what it’s doing to fix the problem, if anything. Surely that’s not too much to ask,” Ms Lawder concluded.

Contact: Joe Prevedello 0402768432

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