President Alan Wilson was interviewed by ABC Rural reporter James Jooste regarding the decline of the Victorian chicken meat industry and the solutions proposed in the council’s ten year strategic plan.
The Victorian Chicken Meat Council says the industry has lost $800 million in potential investment due to contested development laws.
Chicken producers want a State Government panel set up to make decisions on broiler developments and remove veto decisions from local councils.
Victorian Chicken Meat Council president Alan Wilson said local planning rules had made Victoria an unattractive place for investment.
“What it means is that production in Victoria is pretty static and perhaps reducing,” he said.
“The overall national players, Ingham and Baiada, can produce interstate and import product into Victoria rather than produce it locally.”
You can find the full story and audio via this link on the ABC Rural website