A former Moorabool detective-turned-MP will seek answers from the Planning Minister about how a decision was made to pave the way for the dumping of West Gate Tunnel spoil in Bacchus Marsh.

Western Victorian Justice Party MLC Stuart Grimley (pictured with Derryn Hinch) will meet with Richard Wynne’s office on Thursday to discuss “where to from here”, after news filtered through on Monday of an amendment to the Moorabool Planning Scheme.

An excerpt from the Moorabool Planning Scheme amendment

“I’ll also seek assurances that information about risk-based trigger levels for PFAS will be made public,” he said.

“This is a disappointing time for the Bacchus Marsh Community Coalition and those in the surrounding communities who have fought so hard against the dumping of toxic soil in Bacchus Marsh.

“I encourage anyone in the community who is concerned or has direct questions about the implications of this announcement to contact my office.”

Mr Grimley can be contacted on 5218 5001  or via Stuart.grimley@Parliament.vic.gov.au

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The amendment will allow Maddingley Brown Coal to receive, categorise and store contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel Project.

It also subject to Upper House approval.

Moorabool is represented by five Upper House MPs: Mr Grimley, Bev McArthur (Liberal), Andy Meddick (Animal Justice Party), Jaala Pulford (ALP) and Gayle Tierney (ALP).

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