Development Application approved for Yarraman Waste Management Facility

Plans for an upgraded waste management facility at Yarraman have moved to the next stage following the approval of the Development Application for the facility.

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Water and Waste portfolio leader Cr Nancy Sommerfield said this was positive news that would allow Council to progress plans for the facility.

“With the plans now approved we’ll prepare the ‘design and construct’ documents to get the project ready for tender,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“The current Yarraman landfill is predicted to reach capacity in the next few years, which is driving the need to upgrade the facility. The upgrade will see the construction of our Region’s first Tier 4 waste management facility.

“The new facility will be built on the same site as the existing waste facility, on previously unused land at the front of the lot. It will be designed as a smaller version of the Region’s state-of-the-art flagship, the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility.

“Not everything will be new. The garden area used by members of the community will remain at the new facility, continuing a tradition that is popular with Yarraman residents.

“The facility is designed to allow improved recycling opportunities, reducing the volume of waste that ends up in our landfills.

“In accordance with the Waste Management Strategy 2021, Council is working towards a target of 90% of waste diverted from landfill through waste avoidance, reuse and recycling by 2050.”

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