Thursday, April 25, 2024

Ipswich unveils new resource centre concept design


Ipswich City Council has unveiled concept designs for the new Southern Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility, which is set to benefit the city’s fastest growing suburbs.

Council is asking for community feedback on the proposed design for the Southern Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility, which will be located at 831 Redbank Plains Road in Redbank Plains.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair, Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said Council has launched a Shape Your Ipswich page which includes a concept design, digital flyover and other relevant details about the Southern site.

“We want to hear from the community and find out what is important to them when they visit the new Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility,” Mayor Harding said.

“Perhaps you have an idea on what would make these facilities even better?

“This essential development marks a leap forward in waste management and animal welfare services for Ipswich, addressing critical concerns on over-capacity issue at Riverview and the flood-prone pound at West Ipswich.

“Additional benefits to the community have been included in the design including a tip shop to boost our circular economy and keep waste out of landfill as well as an education centre.”

The Mayor said the centre will play a critical role in expanding resource recovery services for this rapidly growing area of the city, situated to address community’s concerns regarding wait times and travel distances.

Mayor Harding said the design – which you can view here through the digital flyover – envisages a dynamic layout that optimises the waste management experience.

“The Resource Recovery Centre will incorporate cutting-edge technology and efficient workflows to reduce wait times, enabling customers to dispose of waste responsibly and promptly.”

“Additionally, we are exploring innovative initiatives such as resident subsidy schemes, including the potential introduction of tip vouchers, to enhance the resource recovery experience and foster a sense of community involvement,” she said.

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