News update:Mar 9, 2016

Australia: Water pipe to boost poultry industry

The Wakefield Regional Council, Australia says the local poultry industry is expanding, in anticipation of a new water pipeline being built in the area, according to ABC News.

About 90 chicken sheds already operate in the region but the council says another 47 have been approved for construction.

The council's CEO Cate Atkinson says she expects even more producers to approach the council in the near future.

"We do need to balance that in relation to impacts though," she said.

"So each chicken farm certainly has a quarantine area as required but also we need to ensure the odour modelling that's undertaken for these new activities is accurate so we're not impacting on the overall amenity."

The pipeline from the Clare Valley to Port Wakefield is expected to be complete by mid next year.

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