Chiller boxes plans in Central Queensland for pest carcasses

UP to five hunters will be able to access a game meat refrigeration storage facility planned for Central Queensland.

The development application, which has been submitted for approval, for a proposal involving refrigerated containers for kangaroo and feral pigs carcasses at Clermont.

It was submitted back in May to Isaac Regional Council and underwent the public notification period last month.

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The material change of use is for a storage/warehouse facility, for the establishment of chilled boxes for kangaroo/feral pig carcasses in two 20-foot containers.

The application noted the current Clermont based Managers of NQ Game Meats chiller box have had to relinquish the holding due to commercial conflicts of interest.

The current storage facility is located on Gregory Highway, located next to the BP Service Station.

Up to five approved shooters will be granted access to use the facility and will all have to undergo strict harvesting regulations and be subject to annual compliance and audits against their competencies and equipment.

Accredited harvesters were also subject to annual licencing renewals through Safe Food Queensland and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The carcasses would be collected fortnightly using mobile refrigeration trucks and taken to NQ Game Meats processing site in Townsville.

NQ Game Meats offers kangaroo meat, venison, goat, wild boar, crocodile, emu, spatchcock, quail and rabbit.



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