Wanneroo Weekender - - State Election '17 -

WAN­NEROO Mayor Tracey Roberts has wel­comed Ing­ham’s En­ter­prises com­mit­ment to re­lo­cate from Si­na­gra.

As re­ported in the Week­ender last week, Ing­ham’s con­firmed it sup­ported re­lo­cat­ing the feed mill and hatch­ery from Wan­neroo Road pend­ing find­ing a vi­able al­ter­na­tive lo­ca­tion.

This fol­lowed the State Op­po­si­tion’s an­nounce­ment it would help fa­cil­i­tate the move and cre­ate hous­ing on the site if elected in March.

Mrs Roberts said the City had held meet­ings with Ing­ham’s to ac­cel­er­ate its exit strat­egy.

“The con­tin­ued oper­a­tion of the poul­try farm and as­so­ci­ated feed mill has not been sup­ported by coun­cil since 2004 be­cause we be­lieve the fa­cil­ity is in­ap­pro­pri­ate for the town site lo­ca­tion,” she said.

“The WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion has the author­ity to re­zone the land and City of Wan­neroo plan­ning of­fi­cers will con­tinue to work with Ing­ham’s En­ter­prises rep­re­sen­ta­tives on an exit plan that will ben­e­fit the broad com­mu­nity.”

She said the coun­cil recog­nised Ing­ham’s had been part of the City’s agri­cul­tural econ­omy since the 1960s and was a val­ued lo­cal busi­ness.

“We are en­thu­si­as­tic to work with them on a bet­ter lo­ca­tion, hope­fully still within our bound­aries but not close to res­i­den­tial ar­eas.”

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