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Council Lays Down Egg Farming Rules

by 5m Editor
14 June 2007, at 3:56am

AUSTRALIA - Tooradin residents have again spoken out against a proposed egg farm that they say would destroy their seaside community.

More than 100 people met last week at the Tooradin Sports Club at a hastily called public meeting with Casey mayor Colin Butler to inform those still left in the dark and decide on an appropriate action.

On Tuesday night the applicant and objectors to the proposal were invited to speak at a council planning committee meeting.

The application is still to be considered by the council but at the meeting councillors decided this would not happen until the applicant had completed an environmental impact study.

Cr Butler said councillors asked for the report after hearing the arguments of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

In the presentation, applicant David Proctor gave his case for the egg farm, to be built on the South Gippsland Highway and to include five layer sheds holding up to 50,000 birds, three rearing sheds, 16 silos and a packing and sales building.

He argued that the egg farm was a legitimate agricultural enterprise and assured it could retain runoff, odour and dust and so would not pollute the environment.

Source: Australian Star

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