Company withdraws plan to establish controversial manufacturing plant

A controversial application for a planning permit to construct a world-first manufacturing plant at Flagstaff has been withdrawn from council.

Central Goldfields Shire interim CEO Vince Haining confirmed that Great Southern Waste Technologies has withdrawn its planning application for the manufacturing pilot plant to be built at the former Penney and Lang Abattoir site in Flagstaff.

The GSWT manufacturing plant was proposed to transform green waste, treated timbers and municipal solid waste into products such as wood pallets, protein and soil enhancers.

The planning application was lodged to council on October 7, 2016 by KLM Spatial on behalf of GSWT.

“An initial assessment was undertaken by council’s planning office which resulted in a request for further information being given to the applicant on November 2, 2016,” Mr Haining said.

“The applicant provided some of the information requested on December 5, 2016 and again further information on February 27, 2017 and as of then, only one outstanding item (Land Capability Assessment) was still outstanding.

“The applicant formally withdrew the planning permit application on June 23, 2017.”

For more on this story see the Front Page of The Advertiser, Friday, August 11

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