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Swift Australia (Southern) Pty Ltd - Wood Fired Boiler - Longford Abattoir


EPA assessment complete


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


The Proposal

Swift Australia (Southern) Pty Ltd proposed to operate a 6 MW wood-fired boiler at the company's Longford meatworks. The boiler is to operate in conjunction with an existing wood-fired boiler of similar capacity and will replace a gas-fired boiler. The gas-fired boiler is to used as a back-up.

The proponent lodged a Development Application  to the Northern Midlands 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).


Public Exhibition of Documentation and Public Representations

Public Exhibition of Documentation

A copy of the permit application were advertised for public comment. The public comment period is now closed.

Following the public comment period the proponent was required by the Board, to provide Supplementary information to address issues raised in public and Government Agency consultation.


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 Northern Midlands Council are contained in Appendix 2 of the environmental assessment report.

Swift Pty Ltd - Longford Abattoir - Boiler - EAR

Assessments Section
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