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EPA acknowledges that there is an ongoing issue for the community of Miners Rest regarding odour. To date there have been over 300 community reports of odour from the Miners Rest area.
There is more work to be done in dealing with the concerns raised by the local community. We will continue to consider remedial or enforcement action in line with our compliance and enforcement policy.
What is EPA doing in response to the reports of pollution?
During the approval process, the planning panel recommended that EPA adopt an assessment criteria of one odour unit at the boundary. Why has odour been smelled offsite?
Does EPA have an ability to close the saleyards based on community odour reports?
CVLX are currently operating within the remit of their planning permit issued by City of Ballarat. Saleyards do not require a licence from EPA under the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises and Exemptions) Regulations. EPA does not have regulatory power to close the saleyards, however we do have power to require action to be taken to reduce odour emissions.
How does EPA investigate odour complaints?
We acknowledge that there are ongoing issues with offsite odour and will continue to work to find solutions for CVLX to implement for improvement.
CVLX have established a feedback hotline for reporting issues directly to the company. Community can report directly to:
Page last updated on 3 Apr 2019