Toongabbie chook farm application to be assessed

Latrobe City Council planning officers will assess planning permit applications to Wellington Shire Council to build two poultry farms on the outskirts of Toongabbie.

Cr Kellie O’Callaghan moved a motion last Monday so council could respond to the impact of the proposed developments on Latrobe City residents.

The two 400,000-bird, free-range farms would be located within the Wellington Shire boundary, but are close to the town of Toongabbie, which sits within Latrobe City.

Some residents fear odour pollution and increased traffic on the roads if the farms are built.

Wellington Shire recently extended the community consultation period and will accept public submissions until 24 April.

All enquiries about the proposal can be directed to Wellington Shire’s Land Use Planning office on 1300 366 244.