Landscaping storage approved
A landscape materials supplies storage development application in Howlong has been approved, subject to 32 conditions which are aimed to limit any adverse impact on the environment.
The applicant wishes to use about 6,000sqm of the 14,200sqm site located 100 metres north of the Jude Street/Holbeach intersection to store bark chips, gravel, sand and mulch.
Some stored material may be screened/ sieved on site. Four truck movements per week all year round on average are expected.
Corowa Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2012 lists landscape material supplies as a permitted use on this subject land zoned RU1 Primary Production.
Three written objections to the proposal were received by Federation Council. The main concerns related to expected noise with truck movements, dust, storage and residential character of the area.
“Council is recommended to approve the development subject to conditions the are aimed to limit any adverse impacts and to the environment, including the amenity of surrounding properties,” council’s Director Planning and Environment Adrian Butler stated in his report.
Federation Council Administrator Mike Eden approved the proposal at council’s monthly meeting on October 18.
The 32 conditions include a landscaping plan, erosion and sediment control plan, an air quality and odour management plan, and a weed management plan to be submitted to council for endorsement prior to commencement of the Facility.
Mr Eden also noted condition 31 which states no compost is to be stored or processed on the site.
“Are you confident you can keep an eye on the conditions?” he asked Mr Butler.
Mr Butler, who advised of a fourth objection, from a real estate agent, replied in the affirmative.
He also referred to condition 3 which states development consent allows operation of the site for two years from commencement of operations and prior to expiration of this term, a modification must be sought if the development is to continue to allow council to assess performance of the development.