Planning underway for New South Wales council resource recovery facility

Planning underway for New South Wales council resource recovery facility

Bioelektra Australia have been praised by Shoalhaven City Council, in south-eastern New South Wales, for its development of its new Shoalhaven Resource Recovery Facility (RRF).

Bioelektra have recently submitted a development application to the Department of Planning, Industries and Environment for the facility, which will have the capacity to divert over 90 per cent of mixed waste from landfill.

The RRF will be constructed on Council land, and will be funded, built and operated by Bioelektra.

Shoalhaven City Council Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Dunshea said submissions by the Department of Planning, Industries and Environment will be reviewed by Bioelektra Australia.

“This is the next step in the planning process, and we welcome the thorough review being undertaken by the NSW Environment Protection Agency to ensure the new facility meets environmental standards,” Dunshea said.

“Once this has been granted, we will be in position to formally launch the project and announced timelines for deliver.”

The development of the RRF was endorsed by Council in January 2019 to address landfilling space concerns.

Council signed the formal agreement with Bioelektra Australia to build and operate the new facility in December 2020.

Works will commence in 2022 and the facility is expected to be fully operational by late 2023.


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