Submissions are open until Wednesday, 12 August 2020.
The proposal for an expansion and upgrade of the Camperdown Compost Company Pty Ltd’s Gnotuk facility has been revised, and the new details are up for public comment on the Engage Victoria website.
To view the application documents and make a submission visit: engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/camperdown-compost
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing the revised Works Approval application for an expansion and upgrade to an existing composting facility located at 445 Sandys Lane, Gnotuk.
Under the revised proposal, the existing Blind Creek Rd compost facility would be expanded to receive up to 50,000 tonnes a year of solid and liquid wastes – up from the site’s current capacity of 24,000 tonnes – with upgraded composting technology and site infrastructure.
The wastes to be accepted include green organic waste, food waste, animal effluent waste, food and beverage processing waste, and industrial wash water wastes.
Using upgraded forced aeration technology, the site would turn the waste into up to 22,000 tonnes of finished compost a year.
The Gnotuk facility is an EPA licensed site and EPA’s assessment is being carried out concurrently with a Planning Permit application to the Shire of Corangamite.
Works approvals are issued by EPA under the Environment Protection Act 1970. They are required for industrial and waste management activities that have the potential for significant environmental impact.