Have your say about Longwarry Saleyards proposal

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will go online to ensure the Longwarry community can have their say about the Longwarry Saleyards proposal.

Due to the current circumstances, the usual EPA 20B Community Conference will be held virtually over the internet.

“Normally we hold a community meeting, a 20B, to give people a chance to discuss the matters that concern them about the project, to hear from the proponent and from EPA about the Works Approval process,” said Steve Adamthwaite, EPA Manager Development Assessments.

“As we can’t do that in person currently, we will use online forum technologies to ensure people can have their say.”

The conference will take place in two parts:

• an online public forum which will be open for comment 28 April – 5 May, and

• a live online event on the 7 May 7:00 pm.

The online public forum is an opportunity for stakeholders to pose relevant questions which will be addressed at the live event (7 May).

You must register on Engage Victoria to receive details and a link to attend the live event.

Background

EPA received a Works Approval application from Longwarry Saleyards Pty Ltd seeking approval to construct a facility for receiving and selling cattle. The proposed saleyard will have a throughput of up to 132,000 head per annum, comprising:

• 120,000 cattle; and

• 12,000 bobby calves.

The site will host a total of 146 sales per annum, on a monthly basis sales will be on Mondays and Tuesdays, every second Thursday and the first and second Friday of the month.

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