Tamworth Regional Council & Joint Regional Planning Panel: Say "No!", to Australia's BIGGEST intensive chicken farm being built in Manilla's (NSW) water catchment area.
  • Petitioned Col Murray

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor
Col Murray
Deputy Mayor
Russell Webb
Councillor
Phil Betts
Councillor
Tim Coates
Councillor
Helen Tickle
Councillor
JAmes Treloar
Councillor
Juanita Wilson
Councillor
Warren Woodley

Tamworth Regional Council & Joint Regional Planning Panel: Say "No!", to Australia's BIGGEST intensive chicken farm being built in Manilla's (NSW) water catchment area.

    1. Petition by

      Namoi River Community Group Inc.

Baiada Poultry is seeking approval to build a 70 shed, 2.94 million chicken, broiler factory farm at Strathfield, North East of Manilla. The community’s concern is not only the massive size of the development, but also the adverse effect on the local community due to its location. This intensive chicken farm will be the largest in Australia and will located within our town’s vital water catchment area.

 Therefore of major concern is possible water contamination upstream from Manilla’s town water supply, being only 2.3km from the Namoi River. Additionally the high water usage associated with a development of this extreme size; which would most certainly put pressure on this pristine resource, should be of equal concern.

One of the largest impacts will be from the heavy traffic flow, to and from the farms. These would include 30 truck and 72 light vehicle movements per day (ref: PSA Consulting 2013)  going past the cemetery & tennis courts, over the Manilla Bridge, past the primary school, the Town Pool, Coronation Children’s Playground and the local Day Care centre. The dust and noise caused by such movements on roads past rural houses between Strathfield and through Central Manilla would be excessive.

Additionally, a poultry farm of this size will certainly produce both odour (a major problem with broiler farm management), and run off of animal and chemical waste.

The development which has been described as a great opportunity for Manilla will only provide 15 full time jobs (ref: PSA Consulting 2013)

The Manilla community is therefore asking both Tamworth Regional Council and the Joint Regional Planning Panel to reject unequivocally, the location of the Baiada Development due to the impingement on the Manilla Community and its surrounding environment.

To:
Col Murray, Mayor
Russell Webb, Deputy Mayor
Phil Betts, Councillor
Tim Coates, Councillor
Helen Tickle, Councillor
JAmes Treloar, Councillor
Juanita Wilson, Councillor
Warren Woodley, Councillor
Say "No!", to Australia's BIGGEST intensive chicken farm being built in Manilla's (NSW) water catchment area.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Bruce Devereaux GYMPIE, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      I have friends in the area and they're concerned. So I'm concerned.

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    • Luke Mancell GYMPIE, QLD, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      Every time I go back to Manilla to visit relatives I picnic, walk and cycle by this river. It's a beautiful natural asset. As it is the regional council has let the park near the caravan park fall into disrepair and now they're going to let an industry poison the water. What could you be thinking!?

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    • Ross Waldron HOMEBUSH, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      It is cleary not needed or wanted by the community.

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    • Mark Barnett AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      Because the local community is against it

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    • Jennifer Henderson AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      the proposed development is inappropriate and unsustainable

      and alters the balance on our river and town water supply.

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