IT is a project that was meant to commence 12 months ago, and it is one that has drawn strong opposition from within the Blayney shire.
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Developers of the $38 million Blayney Goat Abattoir, Metziya Pty Ltd, submitted plans for the project in late 2014.
Those plans though have since been put on ice pending the outcome of responses to concerns listed within the Environmental Impact Statement.
Project manager Jim Saran said they hoped to be able to announce by June 30 if and when construction would begin.
"We have been providing further information to the Department of Planning and Environment regarding their requests for clarification on the issues raised," he said.
Issues raised by the department include Q-Fever, odour, site location and suitability, truck haul route and residential amenity, road traffic noise impact and wastewater and water management.
Mr Saran said they had been working over the past 12 months to satisfy the requirements and would submit the documents within days.
"We've also been looking at the treatment of the effluent and testing it for the Department of Primary Industries," he said.
A spokesperson said the department was waiting for the applicant to prepare its response to submissions.
"Once this has been received, the department will assess the proposal based on the Environmental Impact Statement, the Response to Submissions and feedback from the community and other government agencies,” the spokesperson said.
"As the proposal has received over 25 objections and the applicant has declared political donations, the department will forward its assessment to the independent Planning Assessment Commission who will make a final decision on the project."
If passed, Mr Saran hopes construction could begin within eight weeks of being given the go ahead.
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