Chicken plant ‘no longer con­sis­tent’ with area - Saf­fi­oti

Wanneroo Weekender - - Landsdale -

THE State Op­po­si­tion wants to help a Si­na­gra poul­try farm move from the area and cre­ate hous­ing in its place.

Op­po­si­tion plan­ning spokes­woman Rita Saf­fi­oti said if elected in March, a La­bor Gov­ern­ment would work with Ing­ham’s to re­lo­cate from its Wan­neroo Road site.

“Wan­neroo has changed and is now a ma­jor res­i­den­tial hub of the north­ern sub­urbs,” she said.

“Hav­ing this plant in this area is no longer con­sis­tent with res­i­den­tial liv­ing. Ing­ham’s is sup­port­ing a move to a new area, with in­creased pro­duc­tion that will cre­ate more jobs.”

Ms Saf­fi­oti said La­bor would seek to re­zone the land from ur­ban de­ferred to ur­ban and as­sist Ing­ham’s to move “as soon as pos­si­ble”.

It will de­velop a mas­ter plan for the site, aimed at cre­at­ing res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ments with strong trans­port con­nec­tions.

La­bor’s can­di­date for Wan­neroo Sabine Winton said the new de­vel­op­ment would be based on “the most pro­gres­sive and sus­tain­able plan­ning meth­ods”.

An Ing­ham’s spokes­woman said the busi­ness was com­mit­ted to re­lo­cat­ing and had briefed Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives on its plans but not made any com­mit­ments or agree­ment with ei­ther.

It was also li­ais­ing with the City of Wan­neroo.

“We un­der­stand that the pub­lic would like to see us move our op­er­a­tions from the res­i­den­tial area,” she said.

“Ing­ham’s is com­mit­ted to find­ing an al­ter­nate site and will keep the com­mu­nity in­formed.”

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