An application for the expansion of Wilrose Piggery in Netherby, near Maryborough, has been lodged with the Fraser Coast Regional Council. The expansion would allow the piggery to house around 16,000 pigs at any time.
This will have a detrimental impact on the adjacent Mary River, endangered and vulnerable flora and fauna, as well as resulting in the confinement and suffering (and ultimately, the slaughter) of hundreds of thousands of animals every year.
(Read more about piggeries here)
This application must be rejected.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council is accepting public submissions regarding this application until 19/10/21. Please speak up for the thousands of pigs, as well as the wildlife and the local community who will be negatively impacted by this factory farm.
UPDATE 5pm 19/10/21 - Thank you to the 1665 of you who sent in submissions to the Fraser Coast Regional Council opposing this piggery expansion. Submissions have now closed.
We will continue to monitor this application for further updates and update our supporters accordingly. If you completed a 'properly made submission' you should also be notified once the council makes a formal decision about this application.