Monday, June 17, 2024

Moreton Bay to invest $3m in waste upgrade

City of Moreton Bay Council is preparing to deliver a $3 million upgrade to the Woodford Waste Transfer Facility, reinforcing Council’s commitment to sustainable waste management.

The tender for the project has been awarded to Hazell Bros for the construction of a signalised single-lane weighbridge and gatehouse, incorporating a CCTV network and off-grid solar power system, allowing the site to operate from renewable energy.

Mayor, Peter Flannery said the investment allows the facility to record waste disposal at the site, meet legislative requirements, and ensure effective waste disposal and resource recovery for years to come.

“We recognise the importance of aligning our waste management infrastructure with the area’s needs while ensuring waste disposal services are accessible, affordable, and sustainable,” he said.

“The facility upgrades will streamline the visitor experience, allowing the site to serve residents and divert waste from landfill effectively.

“Choosing to reduce waste, promoting reuse and recycling, and going beyond conventional practices are just the first steps. By minimising waste and reducing our carbon footprint, we can continue towards our goal of going green as we grow,” Mayor Flannery said.

Councillor Tony Latter (Divisions 12) also welcomed the Woodford Waste Transfer Facility improvements.

“The upgrade will benefit the community in Woodford by providing a facility that encourages responsible waste management.”

“Significant modernisation of our waste facilities further demonstrates Council’s commitment to sustainability,” Cr Latter said.

The Queensland Government will partly fund the upgrade under Round 3 of the Local Government Levy Ready Grant Program.

Works are expected to commence this month, with the upgrade expected to be completed by mid-2024.

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