There’s business in rubbish.
Isaac Regional Council has launched the tender for construction of the $7.16 million Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Expansion and Improvement Project.
Mayor Anne Baker said the tender is a big kicker in the progress of the project.
“This tender will deliver the key contractor responsible for the majority of the infrastructure works,” she said.
“It’s a fantastic milestone, we’re proud to be moving the project to a stage where residents will see things happening on the ground.
“Live today, Council is inviting tenders for the construction of a refuse transfer station, engineered landfill cell including sediment and leachate ponds.
Mayor Baker said the project was vital to meeting demand for waste disposal in the region and improving environmental performance.
“The capacity of the current landfill is expected to be exhausted in the next 1–2 years.
“The Queensland Government is providing $3.58 million through Round 1 of the Building our Regions program made this project a reality.
“Isaac Regional Council matched the Queensland Government’s $3.58 million grant,” she said.
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham welcomed the progress on the project for the business opportunities and 20-plus jobs it would support.
“The success of our $375 million Building our Regions program is in its collaborative approach with local government,” he said.
“Working in partnership, we can deliver tangible benefits that support regional Queensland communities.
“The next Building our Regions project will be the new reservoir and other works at the Moranbah Water Treatment Plant, where State Government and council are contributing $5.3 million each.”
Tenders must be lodged via LG tender box at www.lgtenderbox.com.au no later than 10am AEST Friday, 16 December 2016.
For project updates contact 1300 472 227 or visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/moranbah-resource-recovery.