Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tender awarded for Goulburn waste centre

Work is set to begin on a significant upgrade of Goulburn Waste Management Centre, with Council awarding the tender for the $8.44 million project to Lloyd Group.

The upgrade will see the facility, known locally as Re-Use Goulburn, transformed to a more modern waste treatment plant.  

The works will include a new drive-through recycling shed, and a ‘tip shop’ designed specifically to  encourage reuse and recycling of items such as furniture in order to keep them out of landfill.  

“It’s pleasing to have awarded the tender for this important upgrade, which will greatly improve user  experience at our Waste Management Centre and help us to divert more waste from landfill,” said Goulburn Mayor, Bob Kirk. 

“Council has also managed to gain over $1.2 million in grant funding for the project through the Federal Government Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Grants and the NSW Government’s Waste Less Recycle More program, which greatly assists the project.” 

Federal Member for Hume, Angus Taylor said the LRCI cash injection had given Council the funds to  tackle some important local infrastructure projects. 

“I’m glad the Federal Government could contribute to this project and ensure the Waste Management Centre can be upgraded for the Goulburn community,” Mr Taylor said. 

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman said the NSW Government provided support for the upgrade with $180,000 contribution from the Waste Less Recycle More program. 

“Council’s Waste Management Centre Upgrade is an exciting and ambitious project that will improve  council’s waste processing capacity – ultimately leading to the reduction of our communities waste  and increasing our ability to reuse and opportunity to recycle,” she said.

An onsite education centre and second weighbridge will also be included as part of the project.  

Construction is expected to begin in September, and be completed by April 2022.

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