Update on free range poultry farm process

The Shire of Northam has released an update on the Free Range Broiler Poultry Farm development process following the community submission process, ending April 27.

The proposal comprises of four free-range chicken broiler farms, each comprising of four sheds (a total of 16 sheds), spread across the 2877 hectare site on Northam-Cranbrook Road.

The chickens will be grown for the company Ingham’s. A number of issues have been raised from public submissions.

The Shire is waiting on a response from the applicant in response to these queries and has decided to hold a Special Council Meeting later this month. 

The Shire said the community will be informed of the time and date at least one week before the special meeting. 

As with all council meetings, a copy of the agenda and supporting information will be published on the Shire of Northam website.

Members of the public can attend and ask questions or make a presentation on the items being considered by council. If you would like to be added to the Shire's mailing list that had been specifically developed for this development or for any other queries contact the Council Planning Department or email records@northam.wa.gov.au.