FEEDLOT PLANS: Conceptual designs for the expansion for the Grassdale feedlot outside Cecil Plains.
FEEDLOT PLANS: Conceptual designs for the expansion for the Grassdale feedlot outside Cecil Plains. Tom Gillespie

Cecil Plains family considers appealing council decision

AN appeal against Toowoomba Regional Council by a Cecil Plains family is being considered against last week's decision to approve the expansion of Mort & Co to its neighbouring Grassdale Feedlot.

The decision was made last Wednesday by the Toowoomba council by one vote, to allow the company to grow from 47,952 Standard Cattle Units to 70,000.

The Cecil Plains family near the planned expansion is considering an appeal and has recruited the services of Creevey Russell Lawyers.

Cameron Hagan of Creevey Russell Lawyers, who represented the family at the meeting, said Council made recommendations with respect to traffic but did not make any recommendations with respect to odour and dust concerns.

"This decision by Council will have a lasting and significant impact not only for our client, but the wider community,” Mr Hagan said.

"It illustrates that Toowoomba Regional Council represents certain parts of the community more favourably than other parts of the community.”

Mr Hagan said the Council's approval will force our client to continue to live a subpar lifestyle and to continually suffer through the putrid odour and dust issues.

"Our client's lifestyle is being impacted and it is our client who is suffering on a constant basis from the putrid odour which becomes unbearable during the afternoon and into the night when preparing and eating dinner and still lingering around during the breakfast meal,” he said.


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