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Wheatbelt Landfill Plans Scrapped Amid Fears for 'At Risk' Numbats

Wheatbelt Landfill Plans Scrapped Amid Fears for 'At Risk' Numbats

A proposal for a major waste tip in WA's Wheatbelt has been dumped amid concerns it would have threatened a nearby endangered numbat population.

The planned landfill near Cuballing would have accepted waste from seven councils, but attracted considerable opposition from green groups and the local community.

The councils have now each agreed to look for an alternative site due partly to the high cost of conducting an Environmental Protection Authority assessment.

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said the tip would have attracted feral cats, potentially threatening the numbat population at the nearby Dryandra Woodland Reserve.

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