Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Improvement and Expansion Project Popular
Earthworks for the new sawtooth style transfer station retaining wall.
Council: Isaac Regional Council
Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
Category: Water/Sewerage/Waste Infrastructure
A new lined landfill cell and refuse transfer station means council can meet the future needs of the community, mining sector and supporting industries, and improve safety for patrons and staff.
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).
Greater efficiency will reduce double handling and cut council’s costs by around 20%.
Council has the potential to increase revenue through fees and charges and more sales from improved recycling separation, and by issuing scavenger/recycler rights through an expression of interest process for cardboard, scrap metal and other commodities.
Potential for the sale of septic sludge and green-waste mulch for use in agriculture or by mining companies; and the use by council of recycled crushed concrete from the mines for roadworks.
Guarantees a reliable means of waste disposal for the seven resource companies depositing 16,000 tonnes of construction, demolition, commercial and industrial waste per annum, and the 8900 permanent residents of Moranbah and surrounds.
The contractor expects to employ local workers and inject $1.4 million into the local economy through accommodation, meals, indirect employment, etc.
Transforming the current dusty facility into a modern resource recovery centre will provide patrons and staff with greater safety and improved customer service through a better layout, fewer traffic issues, better separation of recyclable commodities, and less odour and dust.
Will encourage greater awareness of recycling.
Shows goodwill/support towards the resource companies that use the facility.
The new fully lined and engineered landfill will comply with environmental requirements including leachate, stormwater and groundwater management, thereby reducing incidents of seepages.
Completion of the refuse transfer station will assist council to integrate waste recovery and waste transfer activities to reduce litter, dust, odour and pests.
This best-practice design includes improved monitoring and means council’s first-generation waste strategy meets requirements under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011.
Solar panels will power pumps where practicable.
New waste landfill cell with leachate infrastructure and storage pond.
Structures including a sawtooth-style refuse transfer station, loading ramp and sealed/concrete road.
Improved bulk waste logistics.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.