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GD Pork Pty Ltd – West Pinjarra

Background

GD Pork Pty Ltd (GD Pork) holds Licence L9142/2018/1 for an intensive piggery at Lot 502 Sutters Lane in West Pinjarra, south of Perth. This licence replaces Licence L7286/1998/11 previously held by GD Pork.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) granted Works Approval W5687/2014/1 on 27 September 2015 for works associated with a proposed expansion of the piggery to increase the production capacity from 3,121 standard pig units (SPU) to 6,854 SPU.

The works approval authorised the construction of new pig sheds, a new wastewater treatment system including a covered anaerobic pond and a biogas flare, and a carcass composting pad.

The works approval was amended on 9 June 2016 in response to the Minister for Environment’s determination of appeals lodged against the works approval. The amendment included additional requirements in relation to the anaerobic pond and the biogas flare.

In early 2017, GD Pork submitted an application to the DWER to amend the existing licence to include the expanded piggery, as it expected the works to be completed later in 2017. The amendment application was advertised and direct interest stakeholders were notified seeking comment. The application was then placed on-hold pending GD Pork’s submission of construction compliance information required by the works approval.

However, GD Pork experienced delays in completing construction of the expanded piggery. Therefore, in December 2017, the licence amendment application was returned to GD Pork for resubmission when the works had been completed.

GD Pork notified DWER on 2 March 2018 that it had completed the construction works. On 5 April 2018, DWER officers inspected the piggery as part of the works approval compliance process.

On 8 June 2018 DWER identified that GD Pork had not paid annual licence fees for the period beginning 30 April 2018 due to an administrative error and, therefore, Licence L7286/1998/11 had ceased to have effect. On advice provided by DWER, GD Pork applied for, and was granted, replacement Licence L9142/2018/1 on 3 July 2018. Licence L9142/2018/1 has the same conditions and expiry date as the previous licence. 

What Is Happening Now?

On 12 July 2018, GD Pork submitted a licence amendment application to include the expanded piggery on its licence. DWER is assessing the application which is advertised for public comment on DWER’s website until 19 October 2018. Direct interest stakeholders have been notified.

DWER will consider any comments received in its risk assessment and when determining the application.

GD Pork also lodged an application to extend the duration of the licence as it was due to expire on 27 September 2018. This was granted on 21 September 2018 to allow time for public consultation.

A copy of the decision is available on DWER’s website.

Have your say

The licence amendment application to include the expanded piggery is open for public comment until 19 October 2018.

Please email or send comments on the application to:

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Locked Bag 33
CLOISTERS SQUARE WA 6850
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Please quote ‘L9142/2018/1’ on all submissions.

More Information

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 Updated 25 September 2018

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Odour complaints can be made to DWER’s 24-hour Pollution Watch Hotline on 1300 784 782. If you have any further questions relating to this issue, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..