The Range News is Maleny's premium Weekly Newspaper delivered each Friday
to the People of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland from Glasshouse to
Kenilworth and west to Peachester.

Phone 07 5494 2454
Fax 07 54943268

Chicken manure stockpile
removed before deadline
by Elise Martin

Bassett Barks has removed 40,000 cubic metres of chicken manure from a Glasshouse Mountains site, ahead of an Environmental Protection Agency deadline. The Environmental Protection Agency fined Bassett Barks $1500 in March and ordered the removal of the manure by July 31, after investigating residents' complaints of excessive odour.
Bassett Barks' Managing Director Sue Joseph said the company worked hard to remove the stockpile as quickly as possible. "We operate within strict traffic guidelines so we had to launch an operation which would remove the pile quickly, but without creating traffic problems," she said.
Member for Glasshouse Carolyn Male said Bassett Barks had worked with the Environmental Protection Agency in the interests of the community. "I am happy that Bassett Barks has complied with the Environmental Protection Order and shown a willingness to work with EPA in managing the site," she said.
"I have met with members of the community and they are happy with all that has been achieved. They would like EPA to go on working with Bassett Barks to work through all the issues." Division 2 Councillor Anna Grosskreutz said she was relieved that the situation had been resolved.
"This has been a long, drawn out matter with the State Member Carolyn Male driving a good result for residents on the State controlled issues," she said.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.