Townsville City Council has awarded a $2.394 million contract to Mendi Constructions to build a new transfer station at the Stuart Waste Facility.
Mayor Cr Jenny Hill said the awarding of the construction tender to a local company would support the local economy and employment opportunities.
“Mendi is a large local company that has a strong reputation in the construction industry as well as recent experience with the construction of a similar facility on Magnetic Island,” Cr Hill said.
Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairman Cr Paul Jacob said the transfer station was important for the future management of domestic waste at the facility, which is expected to become a primary dumping site for commercial users once the Hervey Range and Jensen Landfills are full.
The move is also seen as a fundamental way of diverting more waste from the tip face and maximising landfill space as well as keeping domestic dumpers separated from large commercial traffic.
Construction of the 12-bay station, including a hazardous items recovery shed, is to be funded over two financial years.