EPA invites comment on proposed Bannockburn composting facility

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing a works approval application for a proposed waste composting facility in Bannockburn.

The applicant, Advanced Composting Technologies of Australasia Pty Ltd (ACTA), proposes to operate a static pile waste composting facility at 607 Shelford-Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn.

The proposed facility is to be located on farm within farming zone land, with a buffer of rural land around the site.

ACTA propose to accept up to 52,000 cubic meters of waste for composting at the site per year. The proposed waste to be accepted includes poultry manure, hatchery waste, grease trap waste and abattoir waste.

EPA will assess the proposal against all relevant environmental policies and guidelines and look at any potential environmental and human health impacts that could result from the proposed facility.

Separate to the possible securing of EPA works approval, ACTA will also need to secure a revised planning permit from the Golden Plains Shire Council in order to construct and operate the proposed facility.

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