Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing a Works Approval application from Cleanaway Solid Waste Pty Ltd for a proposed composting facility located at 428 Magnum Avenue, Koorlong, in the state's north west. 

The proposed facility will receive up to 8,000 tonnes per year of combined food organics/green organics (FOGO) and up to 2,000 tonnes per year of green organic waste from Mildura and surrounding areas. The organic waste will be processed using a covered and aerated system to produce up to 8,000 tonnes of pasteurised compost per year. 

EPA will assess the application for potential environmental impacts, such as noise, odour, dust and potential land, surface water and ground water contamination risks.

To view the application and make a submission visit www.engage.vic.gov.au Submissions on the application are open until 28 October, 2020.

What is a Works Approval?

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.

A Works Approval permits plant and equipment to be installed, the operation of which will result in one or more of: 

  • the discharge of waste to the environment
  • an increase in, or alteration to, an existing discharge
  •  a change in the way waste is treated or stored.  

For more information about the Works Approvals process visit https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/for-business/find-a-topic/works-approval

Reviewed 22 October 2020