Oakford: cucumber back on the menu after council backflip

Oakford: cucumber back on the menu after council backflip

A CUCUMBER farm proposed for Oakford has conditional approval from council, despite previous concerns it may not be an acceptable use near the Jandakot water mound.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale approved the Bioscience application, presented on behalf of Mr Kieu, to grow Lebanese cucumbers at lot 14, number 121, King Road.

The matter had been considered by the State Administrative Tribunal which found the proposal falls within the land use of ‘floriculture (extensive)’ and this land use is a discretionary use within the rural groundwater protection zone.

The conditions for approval include the provision of a plant o provide a visual buffer within 60 days, all existing native trees shall be retained, and a noise management plan submitted.

Details must be submitted and approved showing the location of chemical storage, sumps and effluent containment systems.

No process water or material is allowed to be discharged to the land, no manure is allowed, the site will be inspected by the shire, and the growth medium must comply with Australian Standards.