Biomass odour disturbs residents

COFFS HARBOUR’S Biomass facility has again been forced to defend its operations following more complaints about odours.

Boambee residents contacted the Coffs Coast Advocate this week to complain about bad smells which they claimed were coming from the complex, located next to the Englands Road waste depot.

The residents have also fired in protests to Coffs Harbour City Council and to the local office of the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.

Biomass Solutions regional manager Lee Beckett said the company was not causing the odours but he confirmed composting was done on site which would explain composting odours.

“We have had numerous inspections from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water and they have certainly not identified problems,” Mr Beckett said.

“They are able to come here any time to undertake inspections.

“We’ve also had external consultants monitoring the site and nothing has been identified.”

Residents have long complained about smells coming from the facility and have pleaded with the council and other authorities to fix the problem.

The residents say it is built in the wrong place.



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