Greenham works approval application

HW Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd (Greenham) operate an abattoir under EPA licence 2327. They are located at 2121 Finlay Road, Tongala VIC 3621.

Greenham proposes to invest in a new rendering plant at their existing abattoir. The proposed plant will convert material from animal processing into salable, usable materials including tallow and meat-meal. The high temperature rendering process proposed is more advanced than the conventional low temperature rendering processes resulting in significantly lower wastewater concentrations and lower environmental emissions.

Background

HW Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd (Greenham) has been operating since 1993 and currently holds EPA licence 2327 for abattoir operation with capacity of 700 head of cattle per day.

Greenham is proposing to use an advanced high temperature rendering process which results in less contaminated wastewater and lower environmental impact.

The proposed technology includes options for energy recovery and reduced transport movements.

EPA will assess the proposal for compliance with the Environment Protection Act 1970 and relevant State Environment Protection Policies and guidelines and assess any risk of harm to human health and the environment.

The key emissions generated from the rendering process are expected to be odour, noise and the wastewater.

A formal community consultation process was undertaken by Greenham over a period of 28 days from 27 February 2019 to 27 March 2019.

Greenham will require approvals from Campaspe Shire Council and Environment Protection Authority Victoria to construct the proposed rending plant.