Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has extended the submission period for the Water Sustainability Farm Pty Ltd (WSF) Works Approval application.

EPA is encouraging community members interested in the proposed Lanes Avenue, Quantong (Horsham) facility to lodge their submissions by close of business 7 May, 2021.

WSF is proposing to construct solar drying evaporation basins and a sludge drying pad for the processing of food manufacturing by-products. Two waste streams are proposed to be managed and treated by WSF – with on average 57,000 litres per day of brine (saline waste) and up to 5 cubic metres per day of dewatered sludge to be received at the proposed facility.

WSF proposes to concentrate the brine through solar evaporation in four drying basins. The sludge is proposed to be dried in windrows on a sludge drying pad. The dried sludge is proposed to be used locally for agricultural purposes and the super-saline waste will be disposed of the landfill post-evaporation.

A copy of the works approval application can be viewed in the ‘Supporting documents’ section at https://engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/water-sus

For more information on EPA's works approval process see EPA publication 1523.2.

Information session
Water Sustainability Farm Pty Ltd is hosting an online information session to explain the information provided to EPA and answer any questions you might have.

Date: Thursday 29th April 2021
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

To join the online information session, please go to the engage.vic.gov.au site and use the  link provided.

Reviewed 26 April 2021