Waste plant for comment

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A proposal for the construction of a liquid waste facility west of Mt Barker is open for public comment at the Shire of Plantagenet after councillors deemed the application compliant with rural zoning requirements.

The proposed facility has a capacity of up to 10 million litres of liquid waste annually, with a desire to collect waste from a host of shires within the Great Southern including Plantagenet, Denmark and Cranbrook.

In the agenda document for last month’s council meeting, officers’ comments outlined some of the facility’s features.

“The proposed liquid waste facility will consist of one waste deposit point, two aerobic receiver ponds, one facultative pond, one evaporative pond and one emergency overflow pond involving an existing clay dam,” the report said.

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The applicant, Great Southern Liquid Waste, has been operating in the region since 2008 and a company spokeswoman said liquid waste facilities were limited within the Great Southern and a new facility would address this issue.

“We hope to provide a much needed facility that services the Great Southern and allows for both residential and commercial entities to dispose of their liquid waste,” she said.

“Our proposal will provide a solution to the issue in the Great Southern Region in relation to the lack of disposal options.”

Submissions close March 23.

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