Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has issued a Works Approval with strict conditions for the construction of a proposed animal by-products processing facility at Parwan.
L & G Meats Pty Ltd proposes to construct multiple protein recovery plants to convert animal by-products into usable materials including tallow, oil and protein rich meal, with onsite wastewater treatment and recycled water irrigation.
The proposed facility at 3922 Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road, Parwan, has been granted planning permission from the Moorabool Shire Council, but will also require an EPA licence to operate, if it is to proceed.
The EPA Works Approval applies strict conditions governing the control of odour, liquids, wastewater and construction noise. The company must also develop a plan for engaging the community and responding to any complaints – the plan must be put to EPA for approval before the plant can be commissioned.
The proposed protein recovery facility (PRF) would consist of five protein recovery plants, three boiler houses, five biofilters, an administration building, a workshop and tallow bulk liquid storage tank farms.
The proposed protein recovery operations would be housed in fully enclosed buildings designed to capture and treat any odours.
The proposed facility would accept by-products from meat, fish and other animal product processing industries, and would operate up to 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, processing up to 51 tonnes of animal by-product per hour.