Overview

Yarra Valley Dairy (YVD) Pty Ltd is located at 70 – 80 McMeikans Road, Yering and currently operating as a dairy manufacturing facility. The long route licence application proposes to operate as a Milk Processing scheduled premises facility.

The milking infrastructure is currently disused at the site. The manufacturing operation includes cheese production and packaging. YVD also operates a retail cheese store and café at this site.

Site operation occurs from 6 am to 4.30 pm Monday - Friday and 7 am - 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Retail and Café is open from Thursday - Monday, 10.30 am to 5 pm.

The full application can be viewed in the 'Supporting documents’ section of this page.

For more information on the works approval process see EPA works approvals (publication 1523.2).


What this application proposes

The site is currently operating as a dairy manufacturing facility. It has been identified that the current production capacity is greater than 200 tonnes per year, i.e., the site is a scheduled premise in accordance with Environmental Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017 (D07-Milk Processing) and therefore requires EPA licence for operating as a scheduled premise under the Environment Protection Act 1970.

The site currently operates a wastewater treatment facility. Wastewater runs from the processing facility to the triple interceptor grease trap via drainage network. The wastewater then runs through two treatment lagoons. The first lagoon is for primary treatment and the second lagoon works as evaporation lagoon. Further information and site layout plans are attached here.

Updates

Submissions on this works approval are now closed. No submissions were recieved during the submission period.

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Farzana Siddique

Project Officer – Licencing, EPA

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Operations Manager, YVD

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