Lidcombe Organic Waste Transfer Site

Update 18 August 2023

Thanks to the hundreds of residents who came to the public meeting (13 August) hosted by Cumberland Council about the proposed organic waste facility. The Council received almost 2000 submissions about the facility proposed for 109A Church St, Lidcombe (DA2023/0130).

It's clear to me the local community oppose this development and I have written a submission to Cumberland Council to convey these concerns. 

I want to make sure residents have the information you need to make your views heard. I have uploaded the presentation provided at the public meeting onto my website, it includes a timeline for decision making and next steps. You can find the presentations here: 

I have also written to the General manager of Cumberland Council asking for information about when there will be further opportunities for the community to make their concerns known. Once I've received that information, I'll make sure to send you an update.

On Wednesday 16 August, during a Cumberland Council Meeting, Mayor Lisa Lake moved a Mayoral Minute requesting the General manager prepare a draft submission to the Sydney Central Planning Committee to oppose the proposal.

Thanks to all the residents who participated in the process and made submissions. I would also like to thank Mayor Lisa Lake, and Councillors Kun Huang, Sabrin Farooqui and Helen Hughes for their tireless advocacy on this issue.


Update 8 August 2023

On Tuesday 8 August, I gave a speech in Parliament to highlight concerns about the waste facility and express my support for Lidcombe residents.


Update 4 August 2023

Thank you to everyone that had their say and made a submission to the Council regarding development application for the Lidcombe organic waste transfer facility.

I have written to Cumberland Council representing and relaying the concerns the residents have on the impact that the proposal will have on the local community. Please find a copy of this below.

Cumberland Council will be holding a Council information session on the Lidcombe Traffic Study and the status of the proposal of the organic waste transfer facility at 109A Church St, Lidcombe (DA2023/0130).


  • Date: Sunday 13 August 2023
  • Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: The Renaissance, 3 New St E, Lidcombe NSW 2141

Translation services will be available at the event.

If you have any questions or queries, please email [email protected]


7 July 2023

Cumberland Council is currently considering a private proposal to build an organic waste transfer station on Church Street in Lidcombe. While the Federal Government is not involved with this proposal, I thought it was important local residents were made aware of it.

On Sunday 9 July, I held a community meeting in Lidcombe to give residents more information and to hear directly from them. More than 100 people turned up to express their concerns. 

Cumberland Council is currently accepting submissions on this proposal until 5pm, Friday 14 July.

If you would like to have your say:

  1. Send an email to [email protected]
  2. In the subject line, write DA2023/0130
  3. Submissions must be unique and in your own words
  4. Include your full name, address, contact details (phone number and/or email)

My office will be following the developments of this proposal. Please fill out the form on the right to receive updates.

Please find below a copy of the submission I have made to Cumberland City Council regarding this proposal