RMCG was recently engaged by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria to develop a guideline to assist applicants in preparing works approval (WA) applications for piggeries.
Piggeries with more than 5000 pigs are scheduled as an BO1 Animal Industry under the Environmental Protection Regulations 2017. The development or expansion of a piggery of this size requires works approval by the EPA.
With the rapid expansion of piggery operations in recent years and further growth expected, the new industry-specific guidelines are essential for ensuring compliance with the Environmental Protection Act 1970 (EP Act). The increased clarity in the design and operation of facilities to meet Victorian environmental requirements assists applicants in preparing, and the EPA in assessing applications for works approval.
The guideline is now available here