$7.5 million waste infrastructure contract awarded

A $7.5 million contract to deliver best practice infrastructure at Darwin’s Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility (SCWMF) has been awarded to local business DTA Contractors.

SBWMF is the only licensed landfill in the Darwin area and services both domestic and commercial customers.

SBWMF is currently comprised of a lined putrescible waste landfill, an inert landfill and recycling and mulch facilities.

According to City of Darwin CEO Scott Waters, DTA Contractors will build an additional land fill cell, with work expected to begin at the end of the July.

“The advantage of using local businesses for our program of works is they understand the environment in which we live and work,” Mr Waters said.

DTA Managing Director David Divilly said the company look forward to working collaboratively with the City of Darwin to deliver the project.

“Our extensive local experience ensures we understand the importance of utilising local businesses to deliver the highest possible standard for this important local infrastructure project,” Mr Divilly said.

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NT Treasurer Nicole Manison said the NT Government will fund the bin to assist

“Skip bins are being placed on verges and roadsides to assist residents with the disposal of green waste this weekend,” she said.

“The green waste skip bins will be removed Monday morning, so we urge residents to dispose of their green waste this weekend.”

NT Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said Territorians should only fill the bins to the top line of the skip.

“Contractors will be collecting the bins once full and returning them if necessary on Saturday. If you see a full bin call the number on the side of the bin,” he said.