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Murray Goulburn Co-operative Ltd - Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Edith Creek


EPA Decision Complete


The Proposal
Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations
Environmental Effects Report
Environmental Assessment Report and EPA Decision
For Further Information


The Proposal

Murray Goulburn Cooperative Ltd has proposed to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant at Edith Creek. The upgrade is intended to allow adequate wastewater treatment at present and future manufacturing levels and provide further onsite storage during wetter months

The proponent has lodged a Development Application with a supporting Environmental Effects Report to Circular Head Council.

The application was referred to the Board of the Environment Protection Authority (the Board) for assessment under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPCA).

The purpose of the EER is to provide a source of information upon which interested individuals, groups, government agencies and the Board may consider the environmental and planning impacts of the proposal.

The EER was prepared by the proponent on the basis of the project specific guidelines for preparation of an EER which were provided by the Board.


Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application, and of all plans and other documentation submitted with the permit application (including the EER) were made available for public inspection. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required, by the Board, to prepare an EER Supplement to address issues raised in public and government agency consultation.


Environmental Effects Report

Murray Goulburn - Edith Creek - WWTP Upgrade - EER 


Environmental Assessment Report and EPA decision

The environmental assessment report has now been completed and can be viewed below. This report contains an environmental assessment and recommendations to the Board in relation to the proposal. The permit conditions required by the Board to be included in the land use permit, if a permit is granted, by Circular Head Council are contained in Appendix 1 of the environmental assessment report.

Murray Goulburn wwtp upgrade Edith Creek EAR


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