Project summaries: 2014 Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Stream 1 program

2014 Landfill Consolidation - Stream 1
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Boorowa Council

Closure of Rugby and Frogmore Rural Landfills

157,997

Cobar Shire Council

Operational efficiency improvements - two cell closure at Cobar Waste Disposal Facility

14,700

Gilgandra Shire Council

Gilgandra Shire Council landfill rationalisation

198,950

Greater Hume Shire Council

Henty landfill conversion to a transfer station

117,488

Gundagai Shire Council

Nangus and Muttama Tip rehabilitation

139,044

Inverell Shire Council

Closure and consolidation of Elsmore Rural Landfill

199,308

Inverell Shire Council

Landfill consolidation to Ashford rural landfill in the Inverell Shire

186,562

Junee Shire Council

Closure and rehabilitation of Eurongilly Landfill and conversion to a Rural Transfer Station

33,116

Kyogle Council

Closure - Woodenbong Landfill

159,447
Lachlan Shire Council

Lachlan Shire Council landfill rationalisation

49,050

Palerang Council

Macs Reef landfill closure

200,000

Parkes Shire Council

Yarrabandi Landfill closure

45,955

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Dunbogan Landfill closure and capping

200,000

Tenterfield Shire Council

Tenterfield rural landfill consolidation and closure project - northern precinct

 187,749

14 Projects

TOTAL

$1,889,366

Boorowa Council
Closure of Rugby and Frogmore Rural Landfills
$157,997

Council proposes to close two rural landfills, located at the villages of Rugby and Frogmore, and consolidate land filling activities with the main landfill located in the Boorowa Waste Depot. Both the Ruby and Frogmore rural landfills are unmanned and have suffered ongoing operational issues with deposition of problem waste, litter, fires and achieving generally low landfill diversion rates. Through consolidation at the Boorowa Waste Depot, users of the facility will have access to trained staff and appropriate facilities for the disposal of problem waste, and opportunity to participate in landfill diversion programs only run from the main facility.

Cobar Shire Council
Operational efficiency improvements - two cell closure at Cobar Waste Disposal Facility
$14,700

This project intends closing two out of three waste cells at the Cobar Waste Disposal Facility. By managing one waste cell versus three cells, less time will be needed to cap and compact waste, with less capping material being required by the facility. The efficiencies achieved will allow council to focus on more proactive environmental initiatives on the site such as rehabilitation projects and sorting wastes for recyclable products. The project will include the compaction of existing wastes within the two cells to be closed, capping and rehabilitation to pre-disturbed standards.

Gilgandra Shire Council
Gilgandra Shire Council landfill rationalisation
$198,950

Council is planning to implement a Landfill Rationalisation Plan that would see the sites at Tooraweenah and Armatree closed and transfer stations constructed on these site to provide the waste disposal need of local residents. Provision would be made to accept and transport household recyclable materials to council's Materials Recovery Facility at Gilgandra from the transfer stations. The risks in operating unsupervised landfills were identified when undertaking the E-RAMP assessment, and closure and remediation of the sites would deliver improved environmental outcomes and mitigate risks. Funding will enable the landfill rationalisation to proceed in supporting council's ambitions in the delivery of responsible waste management.

Greater Hume Shire Council
Henty landfill conversion to a transfer station
$117,488

The aim of this project is to close one of the four council run landfills. The landfill is relatively small in size and has low patronage. The Henty Landfill is adjacent to an area of environmental significance. The wetland habitat covers 2,023.5 hectares which includes Doodle Cooma Swamp Nature Reserve. Many ancient river red gums (400 years old) still stand and these attract a wide range of bird and animal life. When the wetland is inundated, the water is within 10 metres of the landfill garbage disposal area and the access road is underwater. The project funding would be allocated to completely close, rehabilitate and convert Henty Landfill to a transfer station.

Gundagai Shire Council
Nangus and Muttama Tip rehabilitation
$139,044

Council is undergoing a process of consolidation of tip sites to reduce the environmental impacts of their landfills. The landfill at Nangus in particular has experienced a number of issues in recent years including the illegal dumping of asbestos and also fires. The project will close two landfill sites.

Inverell Shire Council
Closure and consolidation of Elsmore Rural Landfill
$199,308

Council operates 12 small rural landfills and provides a useful and convenient waste disposal option for rural residences. However theses landfills impose health and safety and considerable financial and environmental risk for council, the Border Rivers catchment and its community. This project will provide full closure of Elsmore rural landfill. Project works will include initial cell closure and final capping where material consisting of virgin material or natural material will be used. The project will see the erection of signage indicating site is closed.

Inverell Shire Council
Landfill consolidation to Ashford rural landfill in the Inverell Shire
$186,562

This project will develop Ashford rural landfill to a Waste Transfer Station and deliver environmental improvements to this site by reducing potential groundwater and surface water pollution, litter and vermin, loss of valuable resources, fire, hazardous waste dumping, improving conservation and WHS issues for visitors and staff. It will provide the community with a secured supervised site with restricted access, landfill cell capping, stormwater sedimentation control works, construction of waste loading platforms for waste separation, project related internal road improvements, effective signage, aesthetic improvements and litter control.

Junee Shire Council
Closure and rehabilitation of Eurongilly Landfill and conversion to a Rural Transfer Station
$33,116

Eurongilly, in the Junee local government area, is approximately 20 kilometres from Junee city area. The locality has been served by a small landfill facility for a number of decades. Council has five other rural transfer stations that have operated successfully for over ten years. Council is now seeking to close the last remaining rural landfill and convert it to a transfer station. Eurongilly residents currently have to travel 20 kilometres to the nearest transfer station should they wish to recycle materials. This facility will provide them with a similar facility as other shire residents currently enjoy.

Kyogle Council
Closure - Woodenbong Landfill
$159,447

Council propose to close the Woodenbong landfill facility to improve environmental management and waste management within the Kyogle local government area. Waste will be redirected to Kyogle landfill, which will have been equipped with a weighbridge and Community Recycling Centre shed.

Lachlan Shire Council
Lachlan Shire Council landfill rationalisation
$49,050

Council has undertaken community engagement and has made a determination that would see the rationalisation of its landfill operations whereby the sites at Albert and Fifield would be closed and the domestic waste collection service extended to provide the waste disposal needs of those communities. Closure and remediation of the sites will deliver improved environmental outcomes and mitigate risks. Landfill rationalisation supports council's ambitions in the delivery of responsible waste management.

Palerang Council
Macs Reef landfill closure
$200,000

Council is currently constructing a waste transfer station located at the Macs Reef Road tip site. Following completion of the waste transfer station, council will reshape some areas of the site, permanently close the landfill using clay capping layers and revegetate with grasses and shrubs. The closure of the landfill will minimise on-going maintenance costs and maximise environmental and social outcomes.

Parkes Shire Council
Yarrabandi Landfill closure
$45,955

Yarrabandi Landfill serves an isolated rural area, with village population diminishing. Taking into account the environmental risks and costs of maintaining this landfill, council proposes to cease landfill operations at this facility and rehabilitate the site. Waste may be taken to the Bogan Gate landfill which is less than 20 kilometres away, or to the more controlled Parkes Waste Management Facility. This project will reduce illegal dumping, fires, littering and water pollution. The site will be capped, graded and securely fenced, and a large sign at the front gate to explain requirements and alternative arrangements.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Dunbogan Landfill closure and capping
$200,000

Dunbogan landfill has been operating since the 1980s. It is situated near the coast, built without a liner or other environmental protection measures, within significant koala habitat and near to significant flora. A landfill closure plan has been prepared and approved by the EPA for the site. Council is developing plans for a new waste transfer station near Kew to replace the services of the Dunbogan Waste Management Facility for customers in the southern portion of the local government area (the towns of Dunbogan, Laurieton, North Haven, Kew and Kendall). The site is more convenient to a greater population and is likely to provide greater resource recovery.

Tenterfield Shire Council
Tenterfield rural landfill consolidation and closure project - northern precinct
$187,749

The landfill consolidation and closure project will deliver significant environmental improvements and reduced environmental risk through the closure of four rural landfills, three of which will be converted to transfer stations with provision for recycling and general waste disposal.

 

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