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Mackay to save with Suez contract

Suez waste collection vehicle
Mackay Regional Council is expected to save at least $274,000 a year after agreeing a new contract with Suez for waste haulage services.

The council awarded the contract to Suez at its meeting last week.

The council has been able to cut expenditure by combining the previously separate haulage agreements for its transfer stations, water treatment plant, water recycling facility, Seaforth Park and the Botanical Gardens into one contract.

Waste, Health and Regulatory portfolio councillor Laurence Bonaventura said Waste Services was committed exploring ways to reduce operational costs and save ratepayers money.

“We expect to see a massive saving of 39 per cent over the life of the new four-year contract,” he said.

Cr Bonaventura said his division had consulted industry service providers to undertake detailed financial and performance assessments to identify where savings can be made.

Peter Hudson, State General Manager Queensland said the contract builds on Suez’s strong presence providing resource management solutions to the residents of central Queensland.

“We are excited to begin this contract with Mackay Regional Council for the next four years to deliver reliable and efficient waste haulage services to support the region’s waste management network,” Mr Hudson said.

The council plans to continue the contract review program to identify areas where further savings may be possible.

 

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