Deputy Premier, Minister for Planning, Steven Miles has given notice of a proposed call in for the Wanless Recycling Park at Ebenezer, in Queensland.
The Wanless Recycling Park is a proposed resource recovery and recycling precinct at Ebenezer, about 12 km southwest of Ipswich CBD in Queensland.
The proposed park will aim to accept waste from commercial, industrial and demolition and construction streams, to recover materials. An integrated facility will also include a landfill component for residual waste.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Planning, Steven Miles, said calling in the project would allow the state to do an assessment of the project including its ability to support Queensland’s waste reduction and recycling objectives.
“The call in process will require Wanless to demonstrate its facility will support the state’s goal of reducing waste to landfill and increasing reuse and recycling and that the project can only be economically viable if all elements of the facility are approved,” he said.
The proposed call-in would allow the project to be considered considering the Council of Mayors SEQ Waste Management Plan 2021, finalisation of the review of the waste levy and Ipswich City Council’s request for a temporary local planning instrument (TLPI).
Works have also been planned to ensure suitable transport infrastructure can support the site. Planning work to upgrade the Amberley Intersection (Cunningham Highway/Ipswich Rosewood Road) is underway.
Interested parties can make representations regarding the proposed call in until 21 December 2021.