Victory for Martindale residents over large scale greyhound development

April 21, 2023 8:02 am in by
Martindale residents opposed to a large scale greyhound rehoming centre outside am early Regional Planning Panel public meeting in Denman. Image: Darren Cutrupi.

An example of people power has been placed on display in the Upper Hunter following a decision by the Regional Planning Panel to reject a controversial development application at Martindale.

Local residents came together and fiercely campaigned against the proposed 30-million dollar greyhound rehoming centre for retired dogs in the Bylong Valley.

Under the plan Greyhound Racing New South Wales wanted to establish a 400 kennel facility in the isolated location about 50 minutes drive from Muswellbrook.

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The Panel’s decision released overnight was unanimous…citing a list of issues leading to the conclusion the site was unsuitable.

Vanessa Richards from Not In Martindale said it’s been a really tough fight but the weight is now off her shoulders..