Factory bid attracts debate

Locals voice their disapproval about ammunition business

NOT HERE: Residents of Creightons Creek and neighbouring communities have lodged more than 60 objections to the proposed ammunition factory in Creightons Creek.

MORE than 60 objections to the proposed ammunition factory at the site of the old Euroa Gun Club in Halsalls Lane, Creightons Creek, have been lodged with the Shire of Strathbogie to date.

The vast majority of the objections – which came from a wide variety of sources and are available for viewing at the shire offices – relate to concerns over increased traffic, noise pollution, and increased fire risk.

Objectors ranged from local farmers, Landcare groups, CFA volunteers and business owners, and all cited similar reasons for their stance against the proposal.

Planning officers from the Strathbogie Shire must now pour through these objections, considering the merits of each individually.

While the decision over whether or not to issue a permit to applicants PCM Enviro must take into consideration public sentiment, it does not necessarily hinge on the number of objections to the plan.

The site for the proposed shotgun-shell producing factory and the neighbouring residences all zoned agricultural in the Shire of Strathbogie Planning Scheme.

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