A NEW chook shed will be built on the property Keribree at Attunga.
During Tuesday night’s council meeting, councillors supported a recommendation to modify two development consents placed on the project.
The two changes related to odour-control measures and ensuring the earthworks to be undertaken to build a fifth shed on the chook-growing farm were suitable.
During discussions of the changes, council planning director Jackie Kruger was keen to point out the construction of a fifth shed would not increase the production capacity of the farm.
Mrs Kruger told councillors two of the three sheds on the farm had been built smaller than the size that had been approved.
“The construction of the new fifth shed would only allow the farm to achieve the number of birds mentioned in the original development consent for the four sheds,” she said.
Mrs Kruger’s comments followed a representation made by a neighbour to the farm, Mr Boydell, who expressed concerns about the odour caused by the farm, and the other issues the construction of the fifth shed may pose.
Councillor Russell Webb vacated the chambers for the discussion after declaring a non-pecuniary interest in the development.
Councillor Warren Woodley was an apology for Tuesday night’s meeting.