Toowoomba Regional Council’s (TRC) Water and Waste Committee today recommended the adoption of an updated Waste Infrastructure Plan 2020 that will guide the region’s future waste facility upgrades.
The Committee recommendation will be considered for adoption at next Tuesday’s (July 21) Ordinary Meeting of Council.
TRC Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said the Committee’s recommendations would allow Council to revise its infrastructure program, resulting in a projected $25 million saving in previously planned capital works projects.
Cr Vonhoff, pictured left, said the Waste Infrastructure Plan 2020 built on the principles of the previous plan and adhered to Council’s strategic priorities around optimising service levels, increasing diversion of waste from landfill and balancing operating costs.
Cr Vonhoff said a review of the Waste Infrastructure Plan was prompted by an assessment of landfill space at the region’s waste facilities which identified opportunities to extend the useful life of several regional landfill sites.