The proposal is for rezoning Lot 602, Beacham Road Pinjarra from Rural to Industrial and to specify that only "dry-industrial" uses would be permitted in this area by adding Clause 7.4.3 to the Shire of Murray Town Planning Scheme No 4 Scheme Text. On-site sewage effluent disposal has been proposed.
The site is within the area defined as the Peel-Harvey Catchment by the Minister for the Environment where clearing, drainage and nutrient controls apply. The Environmental Protection Authority believes that zero nutrient discharge off-site should be the objective for industrial developments within the Peel-Harvey Estuary Catchment.
Lot 602 is located within the Murray Groundwater Area and is located on an area which recharges the Leederville Aquifer. The Leederville Aquifer is a potential potable water supply.
The site is located on Bassendean Sands which have little ability to attenuate nutrients from sewage effluent and where maximum groundwater levels are only one metre below the surface. The site is almost ftat.