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Published Friday, 3rd February 2017
The City of Wanneroo has welcomed a public statement from Ingham Enterprises that it was committed to relocating its poultry farm operations from the Wanneroo Road town centre
The statement followed an announcement from shadow planning minister Rita Saffioti that a Labor government would facilitate rezoning of the site from urban deferred to urban as an incentive to move.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said it is certainly a welcome announcement.
“The City has facilitated a number of meetings with Ingham Enterprises supporting the initiative to expedite the company’s exit strategy from land just north of the town centre, she said.
“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.
“The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has the authority to rezone the land and City of Wanneroo planning officers will continue to work with Ingham Enterprises representatives on an exit plan that will benefit the broad community.
“Council also recognises that Ingham Enterprises has been part of our agricultural economy since the 1960s and is 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.”
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