Plant still smelly, say locals

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Portrait of bride and groom by church

The City did not release data about the number of complaints received since Biowise was given stricter licence conditions, forbidding it from operating if odour escaped the McLaughlin Road facility boundaries.

‘In short, this means that any continuance of odour issues adversely affecting Kwinana residents will be in breach of Biowise’s licensing conditions and the City will seek to revoke their operating licence,’ Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said.

Despite the City considering the violations to be a ‘major community issue’, the plant currently continues to operate.

‘It has admittedly been a long process, with much red tape, processes and regulations to adhere to, however we have now reached a point where sufficient investigations have almost been completed,’ she said.

‘We have received several complaints in the last week and we are currently compiling these into a report to assist us in progressing the issue to a more serious point in the near future.

‘It is essential residents continue reporting all issues to the City’s Environmental Health team as soon as possible by calling 9439 0200.’