Project summaries: 2015 Landfill consolidation and environmental improvements

Stream 1:  Landfill consolidation

Organisation

Project title

Amount $

Blayney Shire Council

Neville Landfill closure

55,175

Boorowa Council

Closure of the Boorowa Landfill

200,000

Cabonne Council

Cargo Landfill closure

51,200

Inverell Shire Council

Closure and consolidation of Oakwood Rural Landfill

196,800

Inverell Shire Council

Closure and consolidation of Wallangra Rural Landfill     

188,400

Inverell Shire Council

Landfill consolidation to Yetman Rural Landfill - Inverell local government area

164,580

Parkes Shire Council

Peak Hill Waste Depot Landfill closure and Waste Transfer Station

189,500

Richmond Valley Council

Closure of Coraki Landfill

200,000

Snowy River Shire Council

Landfill Adaminaby - capping and closure

121,261

Walcha Council

Woolbrook Landfill closure and conversion to Waste Transfer Station

91,000

 

10 Projects, totalling

$1,457,916

  

Stream 2:  Environmental improvements

Organisation

Project title

Amount $

Bogan Shire Council

Nyngan Waste Management Facility environmental improvements

48,788

Boorowa Council

Waste Transfer Station establishment at Boorowa

200,000

Brewarrina Shire Council

Environmental improvements - Brewarrina Shire Council

107,190

Broken Hill City Council

Environmental improvements for Broken Hill Landfill

200,000

Central Darling Shire Council

Central Darling Landfill improvement project

32,204

Forbes Shire Council

Environmental improvements to Bedgerebong Landfill

68,449

Forbes Shire Council

Environmental improvements to Garema Landfill

16,871

Gloucester Shire Council

Gloucester Landfill fencing

 60,000
Lithgow City Council Lithgow City landfill improvements  64,930 

Murrumbidgee Shire Council

Improve waste handling at Coleambally Landfill facility 

80,940
Narromine Shire Council Narromine Shire Council Waste Depot environmental improvements 74,192
Oberon Council  Oberon waste facility environmental improvements 42,790 
Richmond Valley Council Establish Coraki transfer station  200,000 
Upper Lachlan Shire Council Upper Lachlan Landfill environmental improvement project  200,000 
Uralla Shire Council UrallaLandfill environmental improvements 2016  83,200 
Walcha Council Nowendoc Landfill environmental improvements works  60,360 

 

16 Projects, totalling

$1,539,914

Stream 1: Landfill consolidation project summaries

Blayney Shire Council
Neville Landfill Closure
$55,175

The Neville landfill has provided the waste disposal needs of the local community over many years, but has almost reached capacity as a trench and fill landfill. The domestic waste collection service has been extended to include the Neville village and will be expanded to provide a recycling service in April 2016. Blayney Shire Council recognises the risks in operating landfills especially when taken in context with the amendments to the Waste Regulations that became effective in November 2014. Closure and remediation of the Neville landfill will deliver improved environmental outcomes and mitigate these identified risks.

Boorowa Council
Closure of the Boorowa Landfill 
$200,000

Boorowa Council will close the Boorowa Waste Depot and consolidate waste transfer activities of surrounding villages (recently closed) within the main waste transfer station. Disposal will then continue at the Bald Hill Landfill, a regional scale landfill which meets contemporary standards. The Bald Hill Landfill is a long term solution to the waste disposal concerns of the Boorowa local government area.

Cabonne Council
Cargo Landfill Closure
$51,200

Cabonne Shire Council has undertaken a review of the operations of its waste facilities and made a determination that will see the rationalisation of its landfill management whereby the site at Cargo will be closed and the existing small vehicle waste transfer station expanded to accept general waste. Closure and remediation of the Cargo landfill will deliver improved environmental outcomes and mitigate risks.

Inverell Shire Council
Closure and Consolidation of Oakwood Rural Landfill
$196,800

Inverell Shire 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 Oakwood rural landfill, a site located 25 kilometres north of Inverell. 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
Closure and Consolidation of Wallangra Rural Landfill
$188,400

Wallangra is located 60 kilometres north of Inverell in the Border Rivers catchment. Inverell Shire Council operates 12 small rural landfills, including Wallangra 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 Wallangra 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 and a public awareness campaign to inform residents of the closure.

Inverell Shire Council
Landfill consolidation to Yetman Rural Landfill, Inverell local government area
$164,580

This project will see Inverell Shire Council develop Yetman 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 outcomes for residents, council personnel and contractors. Yetman is a small, isolated community located more than 120 kilometres north of Inverell. The project will provide the community with a secured and supervised site with restricted access.

Parkes Shire Council
Peak Hill Waste Depot Landfill Closure and Waste Transfer Station
$189,500

There is insufficient room available at Peak Hill Waste Depot to conduct waste management operations. The Parkes Shire Waste Management Strategy 2015 endorses the closure of the landfill and establishment of a new waste transfer station on adjoining land to the east.

Richmond Valley Council
Closure of Coraki Landfill
$200,000

This project involves the full closure of the Coraki Landfill which is a small facility constructed prior to the 1980s before the advent of the environmental protections expected of modern day landfills. The landfill will be capped using natural excavated materials to form a seal compliant with modern day standards. This effectively consolidates the council’s landfilling into the one site at Nammoona which is much better equipped to handle environmental risks and which has a weighbridge and modern Community Recycling Centre (CRC) to better manage and track recycling and waste disposal.

Snowy River Shire Council
Landfill Adaminaby - Capping and Closure
$121,261

Adaminaby Landfill is a small operating facility with recent leachate issues that have motivated council to review operations. Over the last 12 months waste has been transferred the Jindabyne Landfill facility for disposal.  The existing landfill will be capped and closed after a site clean-up, with continued operation as a transfer station. The rear of the site is to be rural fenced, including farm gate access, with the site then re-vegetated.

Walcha Council
Woolbrook Landfill Closure and Conversion to Waste Transfer Station
$91,000

The Woolbrook Landfill Closure and Conversion to Waste Transfer Station project will address the environmental performance risks for one of the district's small village landfills. Works proposed will correct site drainage through shaping and drain line enhancements which will also reduce sedimentation and erosion. It will also reduce potential for leachate impacts to surface and groundwater by applying cover/cap materials to the current cell area. These works will enable landfilling at the site to be ceased and a small Waste Transfer Station arrangement provided for the local community.

Stream 2: Environmental improvements project summaries

Bogan Shire Council
Nyngan Waste Management Facility environmental improvements
$48,788

The project involves environmental improvements to the Nyngan Waste Management Facility. The works involve upgrading the perimeter fences to chain mesh with two strands of barbed wire and the installation of CCTV. These works will help prevent unauthorised access, contain windblown litter, reduce illegal dumping, limit the contamination of stockpiles and will improve resource recovery as the facility moves towards a licensed operation.

Boorowa Council
Waste Transfer Station establishment at Boorowa
$200,000

Boorowa Council will establish a waste transfer station at the site of current Boorowa rural landfill. The landfill will be closed and the waste transfer station 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 designated areas within the waste transfer station compound.  The establishment of the waste transfer station represents the largest environmental gain by diverting all landfilling activities to the regional landfill at Bald Hill. This has the impact of diverting over 80 per cent of the municipality's waste to a contemporary landfill.

Brewarrina Shire Council
Environmental improvements - Brewarrina Shire Council
$107,190

This project will address under performance in the operations of  waste facilities at Angledool and Brewarrina. Perimeter fences will be erected to improve security and to prevent the spread of windblown litter. Video surveillance cameras would help address illegal dumping of prohibited materials and signage erected on site will enable facility users to better understand how to manage waste in a responsible manner. It is council's ambition to improve operational performance and to conduct the management of its waste facilities in a sustainable manner with a strong focus on its environmental responsibilities.

Broken Hill City Council
Environmental improvements for Broken Hill Landfill
$200,000

The project is to install an enclosed and undercover waste drop off area for all domestic waste and other facility users at the Broken Hill Waste Management Facility. Strong winds, dry arid environment and a wide open tip face (where the public currently tip waste) impact the site leading to large volumes of windblown litter and at times increased dust issues. The enclosed undercover drop-off area will operate as a waste transfer station and will significantly reduce windblown litter on site by containing the waste delivered to the Broken Hill Waste Management Facility.

Central Darling Shire Council
Central Darling Landfill improvement project
$32,204

Central Darling Shire is located in the far western region of NSW and covers an area of 53,511 square kilometres. The landfill at Sunset Strip serves the remote community of Sunset Strip. Lack of funds and the tyranny of distance have disadvantaged the management of this facility. These environmental improvement works include fencing, signage and site rehabilitation works.  These works will reduce off site migration of litter, prevent the generation of dust, prevent rabbits from interfering with rehabilitation efforts and improve resource recovery.

Forbes Shire Council
Environmental improvements to Bedgerebong Landfill
$68,449

Environmental improvements of four unlicensed landfills in the Forbes Shire, being Bedgerebong, Wirrinya, Warroo and Ootha landfills. Major works include proper surface water diversion away from disposal areas, implementing site sheds and fitting out to facilitate regular staffing and controlled times of opening for the landfill to ensure proper disposal practices and reduced fires and other illegal activity. Revegetation and cleaning up of legacy stockpiles of illegally dumped waste will also improve the amenity of the landfills and mitigate any current environmental risks. Data collection will assist in planning for environmental and disposal works onsite.

Forbes Shire Council
Environmental improvements to Garema Landfill
$16,871

Environmental improvements of Garema landfill in Forbes Shire. Major works include drainage to facilitate proper surface water diversion away from disposal areas, implementing site sheds and fitting out to facilitate regular staffing and controlled times of opening for the landfill to ensure proper disposal practices and reduced fires and other illegal activity. Revegetation and cleaning up of legacy stockpiles of illegally dumped waste will also improve the amenity of Garema landfill and mitigate any current environmental risks. Data collection will assist in planning for environmental and disposal works onsite.

Gloucester Shire Council
Gloucester Landfill fencing
$60,000

The Gloucester Landfill is currently fenced by a stock proof fence. The fence and the entrance gate are in need of upgrading to ensure security at the site and decrease windblown litter. The project will install 1.8 metre high fencing around the perimeter of the landfill, including a lockable gate at the entrance, and install informative signage to reduce the amount of illegal dumping at the gate and the hazards of fire at the landfill.

Lithgow City Council
Lithgow City Landfill improvements
$64,930

The project involves environmental improvements to the Portland and Wallerawang Garbage Depots. The works involve upgrading the perimeter fences and the installation of CCTV. These works will help prevent unauthorised access, contain windblown litter, reduce illegal dumping, limit the contamination of stockpiles and improve resource recovery.

Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Improve waste handling at Coleambally Landfill facility 
$80,940

This project aims to improve environmental outcomes by implementing improved waste handling and materials segregation at the Coleambally Landfill facility. Works will involve improving areas for waste segregation, sedimentation control, improved security, surveillance and signage.

Narromine Shire Council
Narromine Shire Council Waste Depot environmental improvements
$74,192

The project involves environmental improvements to the Narromine Waste Depot. The works involve improving the security of perimeter fences, the installation of CCTV, signage and litter fencing. These works will: prevent unauthorised access, reduce illegal dumping, reduce dispersal of litter, limit the contamination of stockpiles and will improve resource recovery.

Oberon Council
Oberon Waste Facility environmental improvements
$42,790

Oberon Council is embarking on a comprehensive Long-Term Plan of Management (LTPM) for its Oberon Waste Facility that will include a concentrated effort to improve resource recovery and reduce waste to landfill. The key to achieving this ambition will be the development of a resource recovery area that includes a Community Recycling Centre (CRC), glass storage/crushing facility, organics, waste oil station, recovery/processing area, collection of used chemical drums (drumMuster), drop off for paper and plastic, scrap metal stockpiling and e-waste recovery. The LTPM also provides for a weighbridge, gatehouse and transfer station. This project include the construction of a concrete bunker for glass storage, directional and information signage, road works, surveillance camera, gatehouse and the shaping of the site to control surface water run-off. Council will provide funding for the other supporting infrastructure.

Richmond Valley Council
Establish Coraki Transfer Station
$200,000

This project involves establishment of a transfer station at the Coraki Landfill site and comprises a roofed shed on a concrete slab fitted with bays for depositing waste and recovering resources. The Coraki Landfill was constructed prior to the 1980s before the advent of the environmental protections expected of modern day landfills. Construction of the transfer station will allow the landfill to be closed thus improving the environmental performance of the site without significant impact on the services available to the community.

Upper Lachlan Shire Council
Upper Lachlan Landfill environmental improvement project
$200,000

Council plan to improve environmental performance through the enhancement of infrastructure at council waste management facilities. The works include signage, fencing, provision of resource recovery facilities, internal access road improvements, contour earthworks and site rehabilitation. The site works will reduce the offsite migration of litter, deal with dispersed waste materials on the site, provide for the separation of waste streams for future reuse, improve resource recovery and reduce water pollution. The upgraded Crookwell landfill will provide the Upper Lachlan Shire with a centralised well managed and environmentally responsible waste facility. This will allow council to reduce the types and quantities of waste accepted at smaller, remote local facilities at Bigga, Tuena, Taralga and Collector, thereby promoting the consolidation of the Shire's waste management.

Uralla Shire Council
Uralla Landfill environmental improvements 2016
$83,200

This project is to undertake priority environmental improvements at the Uralla Landfill. This project seeks to address: site fencing, site security, signage, bushfire risks (perimeter fire breaks), site litter (litter control structures, and use of landfill compactor daily). The landfill services a Shire population of 6064, disposing of 5000 tonnes annually, and has an estimated life expectancy with compaction of another 30 years.

Walcha Council
Nowendoc Landfill environmental improvement works
$60,360

The Nowendoc Landfill Environmental Improvement Project will address the environmental performance risks for this remote village landfill. Fencing will be installed to improve site security and reduce illegal access, vandalism, ignition of fires and dumping of inappropriate wastes. Resource recovery infrastructure will be acquired and installed to enable greater separation of recyclables and reduce waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill burial.

Page last updated: 11 March 2016