Feed mill li­cence re­newed

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Laura Pond

A SI­NA­GRA feed mill has re­ceived an ex­ten­sion of its li­cence un­til 2021.

Ing­hams En­ter­prises ap­plied to the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment Reg­u­la­tion last July to re­new its ex­ist­ing li­cence, which ex­pired in Oc­to­ber.

The depart­ment granted a six-month ex­ten­sion to al­low for a “full riskbased re­view” of the premises and on Jan­uary 13, gave an amended li­cence that would ex­pire in Oc­to­ber 2021.

It is sub­ject to con­di­tions, in­clud­ing that Ing­hams op­er­ate pol­lu­tion con­trol equip­ment, not cause any emis­sions other than those spec­i­fied in the li­cence and record de­tails of any com­plaints re­ceived re­lat­ing to the premises and ac­tions taken in re­sponse.

The busi­ness must also sub­mit an an­nual au­dit com­pli­ance re­port, show­ing the ex­tent to which it has com­plied to li­cence con­di­tions.

The li­cence is for the feed mill only, which pro­duces up to 220,000 tonnes of poul­try and pig feed per year, not the poul­try farm that is also at the Wan­neroo Road site.

Depart­ment of­fi­cials re­ported no ad­verse find­ings af­ter in­spect­ing the site in March last year and an as­sess­ment gave medium risk rat­ings for dust, noise, odour, emis­sions to air and dis­charge of con­tam­i­nated stormwa­ter to land.

A nine-sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion was sub­mit­ted by Si­na­gra res­i­dents ob­ject­ing to the re­newal, along with six other res­i­dents’ ob­jec­tions and one in sup­port.

A sub­mis­sion from the City of Wan­neroo said it did not sup­port the feed mill’s op­er­a­tion, as per coun­cil’s de­ci­sion on Au­gust 18, and was in dis­cus­sions with Ing­hams re­gard­ing an exit strat­egy.

The depart­ment’s re­port said it con­sid­ered the City’s ad­vice that it was work­ing with Ing­hams to re­lo­cate.

Public ap­peals can be lodged at www.ap­peals con­venor.wa.gov.au.

The li­cence for the Ing­hams feed mill has been ex­tended un­til 2021.

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