A mineral water extraction and bottling plant proposed for Eurobodalla could see up to 10 megalitres of water – that’s around 16 million 600 millilitre bottles – drawn from a bore annually.
Eurobodalla Shire Council has received a Development Application to operate the plant at 51-53 Nerrigundah Mountain Road, Eurobodalla.
A council spokesperson said the development was originally approved by council on 10 January 2014, however the proponent never acted upon the consent, so it lapsed.
The source of the water is an existing licensed bore and the development consent is subject to acceptance from the Natural Resources Access Regulator.
The spokesperson said nearby landowners would be notified of the proposal and be given the opportunity to provide their feedback before the application is assessed.
During the assessment process a planning officer will inspect the site and consider state and local environmental policies as well as the likely impacts of the development on the natural and built environment and the site’s suitability.
The applicant has applied to extract a maximum of 10 megalitres of water per annum, which is consistent with the lapsed consent.