Coun­cil re­mains firm on Monto pig­gery de­ci­sion

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil has re­fused to budge on one of the ma­jor con­di­tions at­tached to its ap­proval for a huge ex­pan­sion of a Monto pig­gery.

Liberty Field’s Fred and Tyson Jarvis met with the coun­cil on Tues­day and asked them to re­peal the con­di­tion that they pro­vide a much more de­tailed en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment plan.

They ar­gued be­cause the project had al­ready been ap­proved by the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Forestry and Fish­eries they had sat­is­fied en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions set out by the ma­jor party tasked with en­forc­ing them.

But the coun­cil de­manded the up­dated man­age­ment plan needed to go into much more de­tail than the DAFF re­port.

It would need to in­clude de­tailed flood mod­el­ling, ef­flu­ent dis­posal, wa­ter qual­ity as­sess­ments and soil analy­ses, they said.

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil re­ceived 11 sub­mis­sions from par­ties wor­ried about the close­ness of the planned devel­op­ment to wet­lands and homes.

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