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EPA invites comment on proposed Bannockburn composting facility

17 Apr 2019

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is assessing a works approval application for a proposed waste composting facility in Bannockburn.

The applicant, Advanced Composting Technologies of Australasia Pty Ltd (ACTA), proposes to operate a static pile waste composting facility at 607 Shelford-Bannockburn Road, Bannockburn.

The proposed facility is to be located on farm within farming zone land, with a buffer of rural land around the site.

ACTA propose to accept up to 52,000 cubic meters of waste for composting at the site per year. The proposed waste to be accepted includes poultry manure, hatchery waste, grease trap waste and abattoir waste.

EPA will assess the proposal against all relevant environmental policies and guidelines and look at any potential environmental and human health impacts that could result from the proposed facility.

Separate to the possible securing of  EPA works approval, ACTA will also need to secure a revised planning permit from the Golden Plains Shire Council in order to construct and operate the proposed facility.

Further information about this application is available at the Engage Victoria website.

Interested persons are invited to make submissions regarding the proposal within 21 days of the publication of this notification.

Submissions can either be sent by email to or by mail:

EPA Victoria
GPO Box 4395
Melbourne VIC 3001

Please note that any comments received will usually be made publicly available.

Works approvals are issued by EPA under the Environment Protection Act 1970. They are required for industrial and waste management activities that have the potential for significant environmental impact.

A works approval allows plant and equipment to be installed, the operation of which will result in one or more of::

  • the discharge of waste to the environment
  • an increase in, or alteration to, an existing discharge
  • a change in the way waste is treated or stored.

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