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$7.16 million project to improve region's waste disposal

An Isaac project that included the excavation of soil that equated to 28 Olympic size swimming pools to be reused at the Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre has finished.

The $7.16 million Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Expansion and Improvement Project first started in March 2017.

It has delivered a new landfill cell, stormwater and leachate ponds, and a purpose built modern refuse transfer station already in operation.

The transfer station will enable bulk handling of waste and improve hygiene and safety for the community, users of the landfill and employees.

The landfill and leachate pond liners were installed as the final stage of the project in December 2017.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the project was vital to meeting demand for waste disposal in the region and improving environmental performance.

“This upgrade is critical in ensuring Moranbah can meet demand for the provision of waste infrastructure to serve the regional community, mining sector and supporting industries,” Mayor Baker said.

“Isaac Regional Council matched the Queensland Government’s $3.58 million funding under the Building our Regions program.”

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said Building our Regions was all about making sure communities such as those in the Isaac region benefit from the state’s economic successes.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s Building our Regions program provides funding for critical infrastructure in regional areas, while also generating jobs, fostering economic development and improving the liveability of regional communities,” he said.

“The Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre project will improve operational efficiencies and extend the lifespan of the landfill reserve.

“It will meet community and industry waste management requirements and improve the efficiency and recovery of recyclable materials.

“The transfer station became operational on September 25, 2017 and the new landfill cell is expected to accept waste from February 2018.”

Council awarded the construction tender to FK Gardner & Sons Pty Ltd (FKG) in February 2017.

FKG sourced and encouraged local contractors to work on the project.

For more information on Isaac’s resource recovery centre’s visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au or call Council’s Customer Service Centre available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

 

12 February 2018