After more than a month of scrutiny, the Environment Protection Authority has announced it will revoke the Pollution Abatement Notice handed down onto the Miners Rest Saleyards.
The Central Victorian Livestock Exchange (CVLX) had until February 15 to implement changes with their pen cleaning practices.
The EPA has now confirmed that CVLX has complied with the actions required under the notice, however EPA south west region manager Carolyn Francis says more action is still to come.
"There is more to be done in dealing with the concerns raised by the Miners Rest community and in EPA’s routine role as the environmental regulator as it applies to the saleyards’ ongoing operations," she said.
"EPA will continue to assess odour from the premises and may require further works at the site."
AAM Investment Group CEO Tim Gallagher said in a statement CVLX has improved its cleaning methods and will continue to work closely with residents regarding further issues that may arise with the saleyards.
CVLX has implemented changes to our operational processes whereby pens are cleaned through a combination of mechanical sweeping, air blowing and collection of animal waste," he said.
"This has significantly reduced the use of water by up to 65%, with water cleaning only being used in restricted areas when required."
Some residents insist they have not noticed any change in the odour since the changes were implemented.
Miners Rest residents will have the opportunity to voice their additional concerns with the EPA in attendance at a community meeting to be held from 6pm on Thursday evening at the Ballarat Turf Club.
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