Applicant claims crushing objection is on ‘emotional grounds’: Fight gets personal

LANDOWNERS fighting to stop a concrete crusher from re-opening within a kilometre of their Irymple and Koorlong homes have pleaded with councillors to reject Waters Excavations’ application to use the site.

But the excavation company’s owner, Michael Waters, told councillors at a planning forum on Monday the opposition was sparked by one man’s personal gripe with Mildura Council.

Councillors will decide whether to grant Waters Excavations a permanent permit to crush concrete and recycle construction materials on the Cowra Avenue Extension block next Tuesday.

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