Project summaries - 2013 Organics Infrastructure Stream 1

Update as at October 2014

Following the Expression of Interest review, Four additional projects have been awarded funding.  These projects are highlighted in the table below.

2013 Organics Infrastructure - Stream 1
OrganisationProject titleAmount $
Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd ANL FOGO processing - Badgerys Creek and Blayney

3,673,204

Broken Hill City Council Enhancement of local processing of green waste at Broken Hill

36,000

Carbon Mate Pty Ltd Carbon Mate organic recyclers - site relocation and expansion

952,500

Dubbo City Council Dubbo regional organics processing facility 3,259,300
Newcastle City Council The Summerhill composting facility 1,796,250
SITA Australia Pty Ltd Lucas Heights organics resource recovery facility expansion 2,587,950
Soilco Pty Limited Construct processing building to include aerated storage bunkers

810,000

Transpacific Cleanaway Pty Ltd Enhancement of Moree compost facility

72,433

8 projects

TOTAL

$13,187,637

Australian Native Landscapes
ANL FOGO processing - Badgerys Creek and Blayney
$3,673,204

Australian Native Landscapes (ANL) will install specialist equipment at its Badgerys Creek Transfer Station to screen, shred and load food and garden organic waste collected from kerbsides and businesses across Sydney. The part-processed waste will then be transported to Australian Native Landscape's (ANL) facility at Blayney where it will undergo further processing for distribution and sale. Building on experience from similar existing operations at Badgerys Creek, Kimbriki and Blayney, ANL anticipates the project will boost capacity to process an extra 50,000 tonnes of organic waste a year, diverting the waste from landfill and producing a high-quality commercial recycled organic product.  The project is estimated to generate up to 18 new jobs. 

Broken Hill City Council
Enhancement of local processing of green waste at Broken Hill
$36,000

Broken Hill City Council will divert approximately 2,000 tonnes more of organics from landfill by tackling the issue of contamination in kerbside collections and self-haul organics dropped off at the Broken Hill Waste Management Centre. The project will involve community education as well as a new equipment to screen raw and processed organics.

Carbon Mate Pty Ltd
Carbon Mate organic recyclers - site relocation and expansion
$952,500

The Carbon Mate Pty Ltd project will relocate, expand, and improve the current Carbon Mate Organics Recycling Facility in Wagga Wagga. Still located within Gregadoo Waste Management Centre the new facility will be further from homes, include a receiving and decontamination shed, and a mobile aerated floor composting system. The project will be undertaken in 2015 once a public private partnership has been formed with Wagga Wagga City Council.

Dubbo City Council
Dubbo regional organics processing facility
$3,259,300

Council will build an enclosed tunnel composting facility at Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre to compost organic waste sourced primarily from its proposed new kerbside organics collection service. The Whylandra facility, where residents can already drop off waste and recyclables, will become a 'one-stop shop' where they can also drop off organic waste and purchase high-quality compost products. Support from the NSW Government’s Waste Less Recycle More will help provide the necessary capital funding for the facility, which will feature rainwater capture and bio filters to reduce odours. The project is expected to create about four to five full time jobs when operational. 

Newcastle City Council
The Summerhill composting facility
$1,796,250

Council will construct a regional composting facility to create a valuable soil rehabilitation product. The project will involve building a new facility at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre, which will compost food and garden waste from households and businesses using covered windrows and a forced aeration system. The facility will be designed to process 36,000 tonnes in its initial stages, with flexibility to handle additional food and garden waste in in the future.

SITA Australia Pty Ltd
Lucas Heights organics resource recovery facility expansion
$2,587,950

SITA Australia will boost compost production at its Lucas Heights Garden Organics processing facility by 60 percent to divert 80,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfill a year. The project will involves relocating the facility to a new position on the site, building a new partially enclosed aerated floor bunker and covering active compost areas with new technology covers. The infrastructure upgrades will improve efficiency, environmental performance and reduce odours as well as increase the capacity of the facility, turning more garden waste from kerbside collections across Sydney into beneficial compost. The project will also generate 10 new jobs.

Soilco Pty Limited
Construct processing building to include aerated storage bunkers
$810,000

The Soilco facility at Kembla Grange is expanding to process an additional 4,000 tonnes a year of food waste from supermarkets, pubs, clubs and hotels. The food waste is mixed with garden material from council collections and made into quality compost suitable for landscaping. The upgrades will include aerated composting bunkers to better control the pasteurisation process of composting as well as decrease the risk of odours.

Transpacific Cleanaway Pty Ltd
Enhancement of Moree compost facility
$72,433

Transpacific Cleanaway currently operates a composting facility at Moree that processes 3,200 tonnes of food and garden waste a year, collected from households in Moree, Narrabri and Gwydir council areas. New concreted areas and a trommel screen will allow the facility to expand. An extra 800 tonnes of self-haul garden material that is currently mulched will be made into compost and supermarkets, cafes and pubs will have an alternative to disposing of their food waste to landfill.

 

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