Tyre Resource Recycling Facility

Closed 31 Jul 2016

Opened 25 Jul 2016


Elan Energy Matrix Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a Tyre Resource Recovery Facility to recycle used tyres at 9 Fargo Way Welshpool, approximately 12 kilometres southeast of Perth within a ‘General Industry’ zone in the City of Canning.

The proposal will involve thermal processing of used tyres to produce carbon black (material derived from char), steel wire, oil and process gas using an indirect fired thermal conversion unit. The plant will be located within enclosed buildings. Exhaust gases from the process will be discharged to the atmosphere from a 15 metre tall stack.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

The following diagram shows the stage this referral is at:

Diagram showing where the seve-day public comment sits in the overall assessment process

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


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