Council remains firm on Monto piggery decision
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.