Stink over Stanthorpe Saleyards

A GROUP of Stanthorpe residents has taken their issues with the Stanthorpe Saleyards straight to the Southern Downs Regional Council, voicing concerns about excessive noise and smell from the site.

In a letter presented to a meeting of the council on Wednesday, High St residents John and Maria Calotti highlighted issues they have had with the saleyard's operations.

"We have been putting up enough with cattle yelling out all day and night and the disgusting smell generated," they wrote.

"This is a big health issue problem and very bad for our health to have cattle saleyards only a few metres from a residential location."

The Calottis, who have lived near the saleyards for 57 years, also expressed concerns over the number of double-decker semi-trailers and trucks using Club Rd.

A petition with 10 signatures was also presented with the letter.

Director of Planning and Environment Ken Harris said the council had conducted an investigation.

"There is not significant enough environmental concerns to warrant any further action," he said.


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