Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has received a works approval application from The Good Dirt Company for an upgrade to their Lethbridge organic waste processing facility.
The proposal would see the Tall Tree Road site accept up to 22,000 tonnes a year of broiler litter and chicken manure – almost double their previous council planning permit allowance.
The upgraded plant could produce up to 18,700 tonnes of finished compost product every year, which is used as fertiliser by farmers across south west Victoria.
The Good Dirt Company has also applied to Golden Plains Shire Council for an amendment of its planning permit.
A public information session on the proposal will be held on 7 August at Lethbridge Hall, 25 Russell St, Lethbridge between 3.30 and 7.30pm.
During this time, residents and interested persons are invited to drop-in and view information about the process, the application and how to get involved in the process. EPA and The Good Dirt Company will be in attendance.
The application will be open for public comment until 5pm, Wednesday 14 August.