The Council has announced its approval for a $5 million mushroom composting plant that will diversify the local agricultural economy and provide up to 12 new jobs.
The composting plant will use the most up to date odour-minimising technology.
“The Council has been working closely with the developer since they made the initial enquiry eighteen months ago, and we have sought to make the process of setting up this enterprise as smooth as possible,” said Mayor Cr Justin King.
“This is a very good example of the kind of business investment in Benalla Rural City that the Council encourages, and it’s gratifying for us to be able to make this announcement about the business and the benefits it will bring to our community.”
The 128 ha site at 433 Link Road is zoned Industrial 2. Cr King says this land is increasingly attractive to industrial developers who are being squeezed away from current sites in the outskirts of Melbourne because of urban development.