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Locals win with Winfield Road upgrade

22 December 2015

The upgrade at Winfield Road Jandowae from the old style rubbish dump into a modern landfill facility and waste and recycling centre is well underway with Council, at yesterday’s meeting, awarding the tender for works to local construction firm Ostwald Bros.

  • Construction is set to commence in early 2016 with an expected completion for mid to late 2016;
  • The development will result in a new landfill and a modern transfer station for the local community, replacing the existing and uncontrolled dump;
  • The facility is expected to receive a total of 3 million tonnes of waste over its 60 plus year life-span, and will dispose of wastes being transported from existing Waste and Recycling Centres in Dalby and Chinchilla;
  • The new landfill facility will be built to some of most contemporary standards, helping bring the Western Downs into a new era of waste management;
  • With total project costs estimated at $6.6 million, Council have successfully secured funding of $3.25 million from the Queensland Governments Royalties for the Regions Program;
  • It is business as usual with the existing landfill site at Jandowae remaining operational during the construction phase.

Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm said the development of the Winfields Road Landfill Upgrade is a significant step towards the achievement of Council’s Towards a Waste Wise Western Downs strategy and the establishment of an eastern regional landfill.

“Once completed this modern waste and recycling centre will tick all the boxes in terms of environmental suitability, cost effectiveness and accessibility,” he said.

“The progression to reach this point in the project has been the result of the invaluable input and assistance over an extended period of time from the Jandowae Community Reference Group and our dedicated staff members.

“The tender process was extremely competitive with Council’s comprehensive evaluation process finding Ostwald Bros submission the most favourable.  The appointment of Ostwald Bros is a win for the project and a win for the community by engaging a local business who employs local residents.”

For more information contact Council’s Environmental Health Department on 1300 COUNCIL.
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