The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) says it is satisfied the developers in charge of the controversial Ballarat saleyards relocation have addressed flooding issues at the site.
CMA chief executive Kevin Wood said the water body provided advice to consultants acting on behalf the Central Victoria Livestock Exchange about floodplain and waterway matters in the proposed Miners Rest saleyards relocation.
Mr Wood said Environmental Protection Authority Victoria requested advice from the CMA on those aspects of the development discussed with the consultants. He said the CMA received a formal referral from Ballarat City Council on the proposed development and provided advice.
“The CMA is satisfied the developer has addressed issues associated with flooding of the site in the design.. and the proposed development does not worsen flooding for adjacent landholders,” he said.
However, residents still fear the nearby Burrumbeet Creek is at severe risk of flooding and are challenging the matter at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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