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Planning for the future means sustainable waste delivery for Winfield’s Road Landfill

21 April 2016

Mayor Paul McVeigh and Spokesperson for Planning and Environment Andrew Smith inspect the fitting of the plastic liner on Winfield's Road Landfill.

Mayor Paul McVeigh and Spokesperson for Planning and Environment Andrew Smith inspect the fitting of the plastic liner on Winfield’s Road Landfill.

Forward planning using some of the most contemporary standards in sustainable waste management will see the $6.57 million Winfield’s Road Landfill Upgrade at Jandowae deliver ongoing benefits to our communities and environment well into the future.

  • Construction of the new landfill facility, and waste and recycling centre is progressing on schedule with the tough plastic liner fitted on the first cell of the landfill this week, and Council work crews finalising external roadworks;
  • Using an innovative design the new waste facility will tick all the boxes when it comes to environmental suitability, cost effectiveness, and modern industry standards;
  • With a life expectancy of 60 to 80 years, Winfield’s Road Landfill provides a sustainable, long-term waste management solution for the future of our communities.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Planning and Environment Councillor Andrew Smith said civil work contractors Ostwald Bros. are anticipating to hand the Winfield’s Road Landfill over to Council in July.

“A great part of the project’s success was the formation of a Community Reference Group, they provided an essential link to the Jandowae community to ensure that their views were incorporated into the final project development,” he said.

“Council is very pleased with the progress made on the Winfield’s Road Landfill upgrade, including the roadworks on Jandowae Connection Road undertaken by Council’s work crews.

“The hard work of everyone involved saw a significant milestone reached this week, with the plastic liner being fitted on the base of the first of nine cells that will make up the new landfill.

The black plastic liner will then be layered with a protective geo-textile underlay and drainage media to easily contain wastes within the landfill.

The black plastic liner will then be layered with a protective geo-textile underlay and drainage media to easily contain wastes within the landfill.

“The facility is expected to receive up to 3 million tonnes of waste over its 60 plus year life-span, so to ensure a waste wise Winfield’s Road landfill well into the future the facility is being built to some of the most contemporary industry standards with the site being optimised to its full potential.

“Using a two part engineered liner consisting of impervious compacted clay from the site, a secondary plastic geo-membrane, protective geo-textile underlay and drainage media, the new landfill will be able to easily contain wastes within the landfill.

“The containment network will be built to the highest standards, meaning a more efficient and environmentally sustainable waste facility for the Western Downs.”

For more information contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL or via info@wdrc.qld.gov.au.

Winfield’s Road Landfill Upgrade is jointly funded by Western Downs Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

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