Information for neighbours Blantyre Farms Pty Ltd New Pig Farm at Eulie, Eulie Road, Harden NSW 2200 sows & their progeny Breeder and grower site Edwina Beveridge M: 0419 734 782 [email protected] Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns or to arrange a visit of our pig farm at Young. Maps Attached are maps of: Overall area showing neighbours location and recommended separation distance from pig farm sites Breeder site plan Grower site plan Separation distance Attached is recommended separation distance from pig farm to rural dwelling & distance to neighbours. This is determined using a formula provided in the National Environmental Guidelines for Piggeries, Second Edition, 2010. Odour Rose of wind direction for a ten year period is attached. This pig farm is very modern. Covered ponds, regular flushing of sheds and good management all ensure low odour. We live 1km from our pig farm at Young and smell pigs approximately 3 times per year for a 5 minute period. There has not been an odour complaint at our pig farm in Young in the last five years. It is not expected that any neighbour will be adversely impacted by odour, as all dwellings fall outside the recommended separation distance. Pig numbers Breeder Site – Pig Numbers & Standard Pig Units at completion Pig Type Lac Sow Gest sow Gilts Boar suckers Weaner Grower Finisher Total Pig No.s Multiplier 426 2.5 1816 1.6 350 1.8 20 1.6 4000 0.1 280 0.5 280 1 280 1.6 7452 SPU 1065 2905.6 630 32 400 140 280 448 5900.6 Grower Site – Pig Numbers & Standard Pig Units at completion Pig Type Weaner Grower Finisher Heavy finisher Number Multiplier 5733 0.5 5733 1 5733 1.6 800 18000 1.8 SPU 2867 5733 9173 1440 19213 Road & Traffic Information Peak Traffic Volumes will be 13 truck movements per week or 1.9 truck movements per day, at project completion. This is based on Blantyre Farms current activities on its existing pig farm, which is a similar size. Parts of Eulie road will need to be upgraded. Upgrade requirements will be per Harden Shire Council requirements. At a minimum this will include Widening of 3 stock grids along Eulie Road. Better surfacing on Eulie road for approximately 1km on either side of the Maniac Creek crossing. Waste management/ Effluent System The following diagram shows how the effluent systems will work Methane gas will be used on site to generate electricity and any excess gas flared. Liquid effluent is reused to flush underneath sheds, excess will be irrigated on Eulie paddocks The solid’s are dried out and removed from SEP’s over summer, the manure will be used as fertiliser on Eulie. The covered pond significantly reduces odour from the effluent system. All storage structures, as required by council and EPA are compacted and tested to ensure they will not leak. Storage structures will have capacity to withstand a 1 in 10 year rainfall event. Water requirements Water will be sourced from bores to be drilled on Eulie, permission for these will be gained from the NSW Office of Water Monitoring The project will be licensed with the EPA, annual reporting of monitoring components will be required. We will drill test piezometer’s (bores) and use existing bores on Eulie to monitor the groundwater, as required by the EPA & NSW Office of Water. These will be monitored on a regular basis. Soil tests will be monitored to ensure soils are not overloaded with nutrients. Aboriginal heritage An aboriginal study is being conducted to ensure the pig sites do not impact aboriginal heritage. Biodiversity It is expected that only one small (less than 3m) tree will need to be removed for the development. We will plant some native tree lines around the pig sites, to limit aesthetic impact & to promote biodiversity.