Townsville City Council has awarded a $3.5 million tender to Mendi to build the next stage of the Stuart Waste Facility.
The 100m by 190m addition to the existing site will extend the life of the dump and ensure that the site complies with environmental guidelines.
Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the project – which includes excavation of the site, earthworks and installation of liners, drains and pipes – was expected to create 20 jobs for locals.
“Council is spending nearly $400 million this financial year on important infrastructure projects throughout the community and support jobs for locals,” Cr Molachino said.
“The project is expected to start in April and finish up by September this year.”