Major improvements at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre have been approved and contracts awarded for works to proceed in coming months.
Wagga Wagga City Council has plans for new weighbridges and associated approach roads, control building and carpark to be developed this financial year.
Manager Council Business Darryl Woods said the new weighbridge facilities will be capable of weighing B-Double heavy vehicles in a single weigh.
“The intent is to move the new weighbridge toward the entrance to the Centre to facilitate weighing and improve management of waste and recycling activities,” Mr Woods said.
GWMC Manager Geoff Pym said the future planned for the centre will have small vehicles and the general public separated from the large vehicles and waste contractors with emphasis on waste separation.
“Business operators with smaller loads of recyclable materials only will not have to enter the tip proper to return to their business activities,” Mr Pym said.
“Waste truck operators will be directed and controlled at the tipping face. Lease holders on the site will have access to weighing services without diverting to a remote facility. Weighing B-Doubles in a single weigh is more efficient and accurate.”
Mr Pym said there are many benefits to the site upgrade.
“Council staff will have best practice facilities to improve efficiency and ensure their customers are processed with minimal delay,” he said.
“Traffic flow through the site will ultimately be reduced when the domestic precinct is operating close to Ashford Road.”
Ultra Project Services Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the construction of weighbridge roads, building and carpark at a cost of $1,071,435.94 exc gst.
Aussie Weighbridge Systems Pty Ltd will undertake the design and construction of a new weighbridge system at a cost of $412,146 exc gst.
Council also accepted the five-year maintenance, software and licencing costs in the estimated amount of $56,099.88 exc gst.
A site meeting for both contractors in early August is the next step in the project.