The immediate neighbours to a proposed regional saleyards development feel like they are living a nightmare.
The McCoy family has lived at their Sand Rd property for almost two years.
Melissa and Ben had barely had a chance to settle in when rumours circled about a saleyards development. Then, within months of them unpacking, came the news that a local consortium was planning a saleyards development in Thornell Rd.
The young family lives at the corner of Sand and Thornell Rds. Their one hectare property is the immediate neighbour to where a $13 million saleyards development has been proposed.
Only 250 metres from the saleyards’ development, Melissa said even a buffer zone would do little to stop the impact on their home and lifestyle.
Instead, she said they now face the prospect of being “imprisoned by a 3.8 metre wall” along their boundary, the only separation between them and the saleyards.
Longwarry Saleyards Pty Ltd has lodged a planning application with Baw Baw Shire for a saleyards development on a 23 hectare farm zoned property in Thornell Rd.
Read the full story in this week's Warragul and Drouin Gazette.