Mort and Co are seeking approval to build what would be the largest feedlot in Central Queensland in Gogango, around 50km southwest of Rockhampton. They are proposing to spray the effluent (raw sewage from the feedlot pens) right onto the banks of the Fitzroy River. The entire effluent utilisation area is located on a floodplain and is subject to inundation in heavy rainfall.
There is a huge risk of pollution to this major river system which drains out to the Great Barrier Reef. The applicant has also underestimated their water requirements and the impact that this development would have on the environment.
This feedlot would also, ultimately, result in the confinement and death of around 120,000 cows every year.
Please take a moment to send a submission to Rockhampton Regional Council to let them know that you object to this development. Submissions close on the 16th of September 2022.
Submissions for this development have now closed. Almost 2,000 objections were sent through our website - thanks to each and every one of you.
We will keep you updated with any developments.