Controversial Kybong pig and chook farm on council agenda
GYMPIE Regional Council will consider a petition on Wednesday objecting to the proposed running of 1000 pigs, 10,000 hens and up to 150 head of cattle on Lot 2 RP35025 87 Mullaly Rd, Kybong on 267 acres (108ha) adjacent to the Mary River.
The petition with 12 signatories states "concerns relating to the objections to the proposed intensive animal industry are as follows":
Pollution of the Mary River and underground water systems
Stench from the manure produced by these animals
Attraction of flies caused by this manure
Close proximity of this industry to residential dwellings
Attraction of feral pests such as foxes, dingoes, feral cats etc to this area.
"We the undersigned have a very strong objection to this proposal," the petition states.
The council is expected to follow normal protocol and "receive" the petition before referring it to the CEO, Bernard Smith.
The controversial application is expected to be further discussed by the council.