WANNEROO Mayor Tracey Roberts has welcomed Ingham’s Enterprises commitment to relocate from Sinagra.
As reported in the Weekender last week, Ingham’s confirmed it supported relocating the feed mill and hatchery from Wanneroo Road pending finding a viable alternative location.
This followed the State Opposition’s announcement it would help facilitate the move and create housing on the site if elected in March.
Mrs Roberts said the City had held meetings with Ingham’s to accelerate its exit strategy.
“The continued operation of the poultry farm and associated feed mill has not been supported by council since 2004 because we believe the facility is inappropriate for the town site location,” she said.
“The WA Planning Commission has the authority to rezone the land and City of Wanneroo planning officers will continue to work with Ingham’s Enterprises representatives on an exit plan that will benefit the broad community.”
She said the council recognised Ingham’s had been part of the City’s agricultural economy since the 1960s and was a valued local business.
“We are enthusiastic to work with them on a better location, hopefully still within our boundaries but not close to residential areas.”