One of Launceston's waste processing centres is looking to relocate to the former Humes concrete manufacturing site at Invermay.
Veolia lodged a development application with the City of Launceston council to build a recycling centre at 19-25 Churchill Park Drive, Invermay.
It proposes extending an existing shed to house a recycling sorting plant, new lighting and the yard will be used as a depot for parking and maintenance of about 50 rubbish collection trucks and other vehicles.
It also proposed demolishing previous infrastructure on the site to make way for the new centre.
The site will operate from 6am to 2pm on weekdays, but may be extended to 6pm in future.
A noise assessment of the site looked at the early morning departure of waste collection trucks and the general activity during the daytime activity.
It found the predicted levels during daytime activity were low enough to unlikely cause serious annoyance to neighbouring residents utilising their property's outdoor areas.
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The predicted maximum level for trucks departing the site were found to be low enough to avoid waking residents up if they were parked further than 40 metres from the western boundary. The DA noted this was taken into account in the site's layout.
The council's chief executive Michael Stretton said the council had contracted Veolia, the company who lodged the DA, for the collection of waste and recycling services across the municipality since April.
"As there is a contractual arrangement in place with this private business, and in order to avoid any perceived conflicts of interest, the council has invoked its independent assessment provisions for this development application," he said.
"This means the application will be assessed by qualified planning officers external to the council."
Smell from the site is also promised to not be a problem, with an odour investigation finding no materials with significant potential for the generation of odour would be brought onto site.
If approved, Veoila is likely to occupy the site for 16 years the DA noted.
The development application is available for public comment and viewing on the council's website until August 10.
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