Project summaries: 2014 Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements Stream 2 program

2014 Landfill Consolidation - Stream 2
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Albury Council

Albury waste management centre environmental improvements project

55,300

Boorowa Council

Waste Transfer Station establishment at Rugby and Frogmore

158,135

Bourke Shire Council

Bourke Shire Council environmental improvements

43,990

Central Darling Shire Council

Central Darling landfill improvement project

80,000

Cobar Shire Council

Environmental improvements - Cobar Waste Disposal Facility

137,302

Conargo Shire Council

Environmental improvement for Blighty landfill

81,673

Conargo Shire Council

Environmental improvement for Conargo landfill

52,605

Conargo Shire Council

Environmental improvement for Pretty Pine landfill

60,719

Conargo Shire Council

Environmental Improvement for Wanganella Landfill

63,797
Forbes Shire Council

Environmental improvements to Forbes Shire Council unlicensed landfills

70,141

Gilgandra Shire Council

Gilgandra Shire Council environmental improvements

55,178

Griffith City Council

Construction of improved waste handling and disposal at Yenda Waste Management Centre

107,681

Gundegai Shire Council

Gundagai Shire landfill environmental improvement

114,118

Kyogle Council

Woodenbong Waste Transfer Station

165,230
Lachlan Shire Council

Lachlan Shire Council environmental improvements

189,600
Parkes Shire Council

Landfill environmental improvements Parkes Shire

135,852
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Kew Waste Transfer Station

200,000
Walgett Shire Council

Walgett Shire Council landfill improvement project

107,600
Warren Shire Council

Environmental improvements to the Ewenmar Waste Depot

59,552
Weddin Shire Council

Weddin Shire Council environmental improvements

3,703

20 Projects

TOTAL

$1,942,176

Albury City Council
Albury waste management centre environmental improvements project
$55,300

Council plans to reduce environmental issues with improved infrastructure at the Albury Waste Management Centre. Signage upgrades will reduce illegal dumping and improper placement of recyclables on site.

Boorowa City Council
Waste Transfer Station establishment at Rugby and Frogmore
$158,135

Council will establish waste transfer stations at the current Rugby and Frogmore rural landfills. The landfills will be closed and the waste transfer stations will be the main waste disposal area for domestic waste for residents within the catchment area, with bulky items, construction/demolition and industrial waste to be deposited in the main waste depot in the Boorowa township.

Bourke Shire Council
Bourke Shire Council environmental improvements
$43,990

Council aims to increase the security of council's waste management facilities at Engonnia, Louth, Fords Bridge and Byrock. Risks of illegal dumping, fire and litter will be mitigated by installing 1,800 millimetre high chain wire fencing around the perimeter of these waste sites, providing gated entrances and all supported by surveillance cameras. At the Bourke and Wanaaring waste facilities, surveillance cameras will be installed. All six sites will have improved directional and informational signage erected.

Central Darling Shire Council
Central Darling landfill improvement project
$80,000

Central Darling Shire is located in the far western region of NSW and covers an area of 53,511 square kilometres. The landfills at Wilcannia, Menindee, White Cliffs and Ivanhoe serve remote communities. Lack of funds and the tyranny of distance have disadvantaged the management of these facilities. The proposed environmental improvement works include fencing, signage, internal project related road improvements and site rehabilitation works.  These works will reduce off site migration of litter, deal with dispersed waste materials on the site, improve resource recovery and reduce potential water pollution.

Cobar Shire Council
Environmental improvements - Cobar Waste Disposal Facility
$137,302

This project seeks to undertake comprehensive environmental improvements at the Cobar Waste Disposal Facility. The improvements focus on site security, improved waste storage facilities and better signage to provide important information to customers and staff. This project will seek to carry out works that are unprecedented in this local government area and confirms this council's willingness to improve waste management.

Conargo Shire Council
Environmental improvement for Blighty landfill
$81,673

The landfill at Blighty is the most frequently used facility in the Shire with an average disposal rate of 1,394 cubic metres per year. The existing 1.5 metre fence and gate provides only minimum site security. Proposed upgrades to fencing and security at the landfill complemented by council employment of a dedicated resource to man the site will help to improve the environmental impacts of currently uncontrolled dumping activities. Additional signage is also proposed to encourage better diversion of recyclables from the landfill including scrap metal and green waste.

Conargo Shire Council
Environmental improvement for Conargo landfill
$52,605

The landfill at Conargo is the second most frequently used facility in the Shire with an average disposal rate of 1,055 cubic metres per year. The existing 1.5 metre fence and gate provides only minimum site security. Proposed upgrades to fencing and security at the landfill complemented by council employment of a dedicated resource to man the site will help to improve the environmental impacts of currently uncontrolled dumping activities. This includes stockpiling of waste oil drums on unsealed ground. Additional signage is also proposed to encourage better diversion of tyres from landfill and inform residents of DrumMuster drop-off points.

Conargo Shire Council
Environmental improvement for Pretty Pine landfill
$60,719

The landfill at Pretty Pine has an average disposal rate of 731 cubic metres per year. The existing 1.8 metre ring lock fence and gate provides only minimum site security. Council staff has indicated that the gate is frequently left open, allowing residents from Deniliquin access to the facility. Proposed upgrades to fencing and security at the landfill complemented by council employment of a dedicated resource to man the site will help to improve the environmental impacts of currently uncontrolled dumping activities. Additional signage is also proposed to encourage better diversion of tyres, cardboard and green waste from landfill.

Conargo Shire Council
Environmental Improvement for Wanganella Landfill
$63,797

Wanganella landfill has an average disposal rate of 306 cubic metres per year. The existing 1.8 metre ring lock fence lack of gate provides no site security. Proposed upgrades to fencing and security at the landfill complemented by council’s employment of a dedicated resource to man the site will help to improve the environmental impacts of currently uncontrolled dumping activities. Additional signage is also proposed to encourage better diversion of tyres, cardboard, green waste and the significant amount of scrap metal currently disposed of at landfill.

Forbes Shire Council
Environmental improvements to Forbes Shire Council unlicensed landfills
$70,141

Council is endeavouring to enhance operations and environmental protection at each of its unlicensed landfills: Wirrinya, Warroo, Bedgerebong and Ootha. These sites currently suffer from poor amenity, lack of instructional signs to assist residents in proper waste disposal and separation, stormwater runoff, groundwater contamination from poor disposal practices and windblown litter. Infrastructure upgrades to improve amenities and better inform residents of required actions are proposed as the first step in enhancing council's suite of landfill facilities - a need identified in two regional waste management plans over the past 13 years.

Gilgandra Shire Council
Gilgandra Shire Council environmental improvements
$55,178

Council aims to increase the security of its principal waste management facility at Gilgandra and mitigate the risks of unauthorised access that may result in illegal dumping, the lighting of fires and distribution of windblown litter by installing 1,800 millimetre high chain wire fencing around the perimeter of the waste facility and supported by surveillance cameras. In addition, informational and directional signage will help mitigate contamination of recovered bulky resources and reduce the quantity of non-permitted waste being deposited on site.

Griffith Shire Council
Construction of improved waste handling and disposal at Yenda Waste Management Centre
$107,681

The project aims is to improve environmental outcomes at the Yenda Waste Management Centre by implementing improved waste handling and materials disposal and better site security. Works will involve the construction of a simple, two bin waste transfer stations, improved boundary fencing, the installation of video cameras for improved security and better signage for users of the new facility. The new facility will reduce groundwater contamination, reduce windblown litter and minimise vermin at the site.

Gundegai Shire Council
Gundagai Shire landfill environmental improvement
$114,118

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 establish two transfer sites at Nangus and Muttama, where tips will soon be closed.

Kyogle Council
Woodenbong Waste Transfer Station
$165,230

The establishment of a waste transfer station in conjunction with the closure and capping of landfill operations at the Woodenbong landfill. The transfer station will provide improved environmental outcomes whilst maintaining a waste disposal facility in the Woodenbong area.

Lachlan Shire Council
Lachlan Shire Council environmental improvements
$189,600

Council aims to redress the unsustainable past practice of retained above ground wastes at its Tottenham, Lake Cargelligo, Tullibigeal and Burcher waste facilities through on-site, in-ground disposal. These wastes were intended to be recovered as potential resources but over time have become overly contaminated and incapable of effective recovery. Remediating the site where these materials are stockpiled, providing site supervision, site security and having in place a long term plan for the future management of these bulky wastes is seen as enabling significant environmental improvement in the delivery of sustainable practices for the operation of these waste facilities.

Parkes Shire Council
Landfill environmental improvements Parkes Shire
$135,852

The project involves environmental improvements to four landfills, including Parkes, Alectown, Tullamore and Trundle. The works involve upgrading of fences, gates and signage. The work will reduce illegal access, dumping, dispersal of litter, contamination of stockpiles and will improve resource recovery. Reticulated water which is available near Tullamore will be connected for firefighting purposes.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Kew Waste Transfer Station
$200,000

This waste transfer station would allow closure of the Dunbogan Landfill site and reduce environmental impacts of the existing landfill, which was not constructed to today’s environmental standards and is situated in a poor location. Kew is central to a large population, and also adjacent to the highway for easy transport of waste to Cairncross. There is also greater opportunity in this location for resource recovery.

Walgett Shire Council
Walgett Shire Council landfill improvement project
$107,600

Walgett and Lightning Ridge waste management facilities serve remote communities in the north western area of NSW. Inadequate and damaged fencing of these facilities has caused litter problems to surrounding environments and indiscriminate dumping at the site. Security fencing which also serves as litter barriers needs to be improved at these facilities. Additional enhanced signage will also improve management of these facilities so that materials are deposited in appropriate locations, which in turn will improve resource recovery and reduce clean-up costs.

Warren Shire Council
Environmental improvements to the Ewenmar Waste Depot
$59,552

Ewenmar Waste Depot is unmanned with inadequate fencing, supervision, security, road access and signage. This project will address those shortcomings and reduce unauthorised access, illegal dumping, fires, spread of litter, contamination of recyclables and waste going to landfill.

Weddin Shire Council
Weddin Shire Council environmental improvements
$3,703

This project will provide improved signage and cameras for surveillance at its Quandialla and Caragabal waste facilities, which should eliminate poor past practices.

 

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