Yumbah to seek approvals for new abalone farm
MULTIPLE government approvals will be sought next month for the proposed Yumbah Nyamat abalone farm, according to the project proponent.
Yumbah Narrawong general manager Tim Rudge said they would be submitting documentation to numerous agencies requesting approval for the project to proceed at the proposed site at Bolwarra, on 63 hectares of property between Dutton Way and the Princes Hwy.
A Glenelg Shire Council planning permit application would detail the land’s use including traffic, the visual landscape, solar panels and use of building materials.
Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority would require a works approval application, with approval needed to discharge to the marine environment required, because the farm would discharge more than 10 megalitres of water a day.
Yumbah would also be required to detail the environmental impact from the farm, including noise, odour, wastewater quality, the mixing zone (area where sea water that has been used on the farm is then discharged into the ocean), greenhouse gas emissions, impact of climate change and whether it meets best practice standards.