Initial works on the construction of the Hervey Range Front End Resource Recovery Facility in Townsville are complete.
The council is investing $6.7 million in the development which will support around 20 jobs.
“The Hervey Range Front End Resource Recovery Facility will allow locals to recycle some products they have traditionally thrown out,” said Mayor Jenny Hill said.
“This facility will allow us to reuse a wide range of products – bikes, furniture or building supplies could be recycled.
“Council‘s Construction, Maintenance and Operations staff have completed the ground work to prepare the site for the construction contractor,” said Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook.
“Local contractor A. Gabrielli Constructions will lay the pavement and build two large sheds that will house the new resource recovery station and an on-site shop.
“The main resource recovery shed will be 41 metres by 23 metres – this is where items will be recovered for recycling, re-use or resale.
“We will have a new shop in the other shed that will sell the objects we recycle from the resource recovery shed.”
The development will also include 28 car parks for customers using the shop.