Mayor calls for urgent meeting in wake of PFAS reports

Published on 23 February 2021

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson standing in front of vineyards in McLaren Vale.

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson has called for the EPA to hold an urgent public meeting on the proposed PFAS landfill site at McLaren Vale in the wake of media reports it's likely to be approved soon.

“This morning we woke to the news that the EPA may soon grant a licence variation for the PFAS landfill site at Southern Waste RescourceCo in the middle of our pristine McLaren Vale wine and food region,” Mayor Thompson said.

“I am calling on the EPA to urgently hold a public meeting to explain to our community in detail the finding of a Flinders University report on which the EPA intends to base its decision.

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