- Council: Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
- Fund: Remote Communities Infrastructure Fund
- Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
- Round: Supplementary
Stage 1 of a waste transfer station for the Yarrabah community will soon get under way, reducing the environmental footprint and volume of solid waste, and enabling council to tap into existing recycling and reuse programs offered by nearby Cairns Regional Council.
The project involves:
- cleaning and fencing the site
- constructing designated areas for waste disposal
- installing three skip bins to collect general waste
- signage and community education.
While designated as a transfer station under its EPA licence, the site is currently not set up for this function, which is contravening the licence.
The project will alleviate health risks by preventing domesticated animals scavenging and circulating disease through the community, stopping vandals igniting the rubbish producing toxic fumes, and reducing the risk of environmental damage from site runoff going into Kappa Creek.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.