Company eager to build hatchery
THE local economy could receive a much-needed boost with an extra 32 jobs up for grabs if a proposal for a new chicken hatchery at Allora is successful.
A public notice of change of material use has been released for the development proposed for 290 Forest Plain Rd.
The company behind the proposal, Darwalla Milling Pty Ltd, already runs an operation at Mt Cotton and is looking to build the new state-of-the-art hatchery from scratch.
The company has requested approval for processing up to one million birds a week.
Fertile eggs would be brought into the hatchery, incubated and hatched at the facility before being shipped off to broiler farms.
In the proposal, the company said it would be sourcing fertile eggs from surrounding areas, including Allora and Clifton, a further fillip to the local economy.
The land on which the development had been proposed was now a vacant lot and the development included the hatchery and an additional residential dwelling.
The company said there would also be the potential for local businesses to nab the tenders for the construction of the facility.
Darwalla Milling has also applied to the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) to access an existing bore on the property for their water supply.
The public have until July 28 to submit any objections to the Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) before the proposal goes before council for approval.
It can be viewed by those interested at the SDRC Warwick office in Albion St.
A wind farm, Cherrabah Resort and law enforcement dog training kennel have been among interesting proposed developments on the Southern Downs.