Townsville City Council has awarded a $3.5 million tender to local construction company Mendi to build the next stage of the Stuart Waste Facility – creating 20 local jobs.
Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said the project will add more space to the site to extend the life of the dump.
“Council has identified the need for additional space at the dump as the current space is nearing capacity,” Cr Cook said.
“The 100 metre by 190 metre addition to the existing site will extend the life of the dump and ensure that the site complies with any 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 – is 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.”
The Jensen Waste Management Facility will close to all users on January 28.
Stuart, Hervey Range, Bluewater and Toomulla Waste Management Facilities remain open to the public.