Broiler breakthrough

After years of bitter dispute it appears the long running battle over intensive chicken broiler farms proposed for Baringhup may finally be about to end.
Baringhup landholders and other locals who’ve fought to prevent three intensive broiler farms being built on the Moolort Plains are this week welcoming news an agreement now reached is expected to lead to the farm applications being withdrawn.
Save the Moolort Plains members like Marg Lewis has told the Mail that Baringhup community members have been notified that a request has now been lodged with VCAT to vacate the scheduled May 6 hearing because a settlement has been reached.
The request lodged with VCAT proposes a process that’s expected to see the proceedings ultimately withdrawn by consent – and no broiler farms built.
“I just can’t believe we’ve actually got to this point,” another Save the Moolort Plains member Cathy McCallum said. Full story in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.