The Sunshine Coast’s Maroochydore city centre will feature the first CBD-wide underground Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) in Australia.
Civil works have commenced on the first stage of the city centre, which will feature 1.7km of AWCS pipes laid beneath state one of the CBD.
The pipes will allow waste to be transported underground at speeds of up to 70kmh to a central transfer station – making footpath garbage collections obsolete in the new city centre.
New roads, footpaths, cycleways, lighting, parks and landscaping will take shape in the civil construction works that will cost $25 million and take approximately 12 months to complete.
The works will include the installation of underground services and smart city infrastructure.
The civil works construction will continue into early 2018.