Feed mill licence renewed
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.