Local anger at plans for a A$32m industrial complex on Sydney Harbour came to a head in the streets of Balmain yesterday. Reportedly, more than 100 people turned out to protest against a proposed cement terminal at White Bay. Independent Cement and Lime is the company planning to build the A$32 million terminal, which would handle around 500,000tpa of cement in a 30m-tall, 40,000-tonne dome and a separate warehouse for cement bagging, as well as having six silos to load the cement on to trucks.
Resident Chris Matos said the development was inappropriate given the amount of residential development in the area. "There’s a lot of these issues around here and it’s too much in one little area." Local MP Sandra Nori compared the anger over the cement terminal with the Callan Park campaign and said she had told her Cabinet colleagues she did not approve of the plan.