Ingham’s feedmill receives not a grain of support from Wanneroo councillors

Ingham’s feedmill receives not a grain of support from Wanneroo councillors

WANNEROO councillors have voted unanimously against supporting Ingham’s Enterprises’ application to renew its licence for feedmill in Sinagra.

The animal feed manufacturer has applied to the Department of Environment Regulation to renew its current licence, which expires in October.

Speaking at Tuesday’s meeting, Cr Dianne Guise said there was a “nuisance aspect” to the proposal and it affected the “general amenity” of the area.

“There is no way in the world we can support this licence renewal,” she said. “It’s no longer appropriate for our growing area.”

Cr Dot Newton said the facility negatively affected nearby residents and “everyone who drives up Wanneroo Road”.

Mayor Tracey Roberts told attendees she and the City’s planning director had previously met Ingham’s representatives.

“We had a discussion with plans for them to engage in an exit strategy,” she said.

“We asked them to submit it in writing and this has not yet occurred.”

Reasons given in the City’s report for not rejecting the application included concerns about pollution emissions, its incompatibility with future and existing surrounding land uses, location within a growing town centre, excessive noise and large vehicle traffic.

Last year, Ingham’s was granted a one-year licence despite the City writing to the department twice to oppose it.