Mushroom farm expansion concerns

Owners of the Rousset Road farm are seeking retrospective approval for several structures and additional approval for a building to allow an increase in production.

City staff recommended it be approved and maintain conditions imposed in a 2012 application regarding the hours of operation and compost deliveries.

Cr Frank Cvitan said the expansion was “a real concern” given the many complaints he received about it operating outside of normal hours.

Cr Dot Newton said she was also worried about the effect of the new building.