A major project has been completed in central Queensland to improve the region’s waste disposal network.
The $7.16 million Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Expansion and Improvement Project was first started in March 2017 and has seen over 28 Olympic swimming pools worth of soil excavated.
FK Gardner & Sons were awarded the construction tender in February 2017 and sourced local contractors to work on the project.
The centre now has a new landfill cell, stormwater and leachate ponds, and a refuse transfer station.
According to the Isaac Council, the transfer station will enable the bulk handling of waste and improve hygiene and safety for the community and landfill employees.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the project was vital to meeting demand for waste disposal in the region and improving environmental performance.
“This upgrade is critical in ensuring Moranbah can meet demand for the provision of waste infrastructure to serve the regional community, mining sector and supporting industries,” Mayor Baker said.
“Isaac Regional Council matched the Queensland Government’s $3.58 million funding under the Building our Regions program.”
Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said Building our Regions was all about making sure communities such as those in the Isaac region benefit from the state’s economic successes.
“The Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre project will improve operational efficiencies and extend the lifespan of the landfill reserve.
“It will meet community and industry waste management requirements and improve the efficiency and recovery of recyclable materials.
“The transfer station became operational on September 25, 2017 and the new landfill cell is expected to accept waste from February 2018.”