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RLX Ballarat works approval

RLX works approval update

Prior to construction of the saleyard, RLX must submit a number of reports and plans to EPA for approval. EPA has now reviewed and approved the following documents required by condition of the works approval:

EPA is currently assessing the following documents which have been submitted for approval:

VCAT appeal

Following EPA’s issue of a works approval to RLX, an application for review of the decision was lodged with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). This appeal was later withdrawn. The period for lodging a review of the approval has now expired.

Works approval issued

EPA granted a works approval (PDF 12.0MB) for Regional Livestock Exchange (RLX) Investment Company P/L to establish a livestock exchange saleyard with an annual throughput of approximately 1.6 million sheep and 70,000 cattle.

EPA comprehensively examined the application in line with the Environment Protection Act, relevant state environment protection policies and guidelines. EPA considered the public submissions and the planning panel’s recommendations, as well as issues resulting from the design amendments in the proponent’s recent submissions.

The assessment focused on the key environmental issues, including potential odour and noise emissions and surface water impacts associated with the proposed wastewater treatment plant, effluent reuse scheme, and the stormwater management system. The assessment also considered the solid waste management.

EPA determined that the environmental risk posed by this proposal is considered acceptable and that the proposal complies with the relevant state environment protection policies and has issued a works approval with conditions

  • EPA’s response to community concerns (Word 150KB PDF 590KB).

If you would like to speak to EPA about the works approval decision, please call our Development Assessment Unit on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).

For older developments on this application, see the RLX Ballarat archive.

Page last updated on 31 Jul 2017