Nambour waste facility expansion to provide for population growth

Published: Comments:
Environment Political Sunshine Coast Council

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Plans to expand the Nambour Landfill have been given the tick of approval to help Sunshine Coast Council strategically and sustainably manage the waste generated by our growing population.

The proposal endorsed by councillors at today’s (May 17) Ordinary Meeting includes a generation plant that will convert methane gas produced by the landfill into electricity to supply the local power grid.

The extension of the Nambour landfill will secure the region’s waste disposal needs by at least 22 years.

There is also scope for future uses to include a resource recovery centre, an environmental education facility, recycled goods shop and other associated uses related to council’s waste management strategy.

Planning Portfolio Councillor Christian Dickson said the approval showed that council was prepared to make the necessary decisions today to ensure our future waste management needs will be met.

“As outlined in the SEQ Regional Plan, the State Government has estimated that the Sunshine Coast will be home to 493,000 residents by 2041,” Cr Dickson said.

“Our council is undertaking extensive planning to accommodate for the increase in population.

“Council’s waste strategy clearly identifies that the Nambour site is a key piece of infrastructure to cater for waste demands as our region continues to grow.

“The expansion addresses the need to manage waste in the most cost-effective and sustainable way, which supports our vision on delivering Australia’s leading healthy, smart and creative region – for today and for generations to come.”

Division 9 Councillor Steve Robinson said council valued the community feedback received during the material change of use application consultation period.

“A number of changes were made to the application in response to the submissions received, including placing conditions on the approval to address environmental and amenity concerns,” Cr Robinson said.

“The approved proposal will benefit the community by providing certainty for our region’s ability to sustainably manage waste into the future.

“As with all development applications, the landfill application was thoroughly assessed on its individual merits.

“To ensure transparency and integrity of the assessment process, this application was assessed by an independent third-party agency and the relevant state government agencies.”

 
Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
The Sunshine Coast beach clean-up collective are back for the 2019 Clean-up for the Hatchlings event 10 January 2019 | We love our Sunshine Coast turtle hatchlings and from this Saturday you can register to help give them an even better chance of survival. More information...
Win $1000 off your next rates bill! 10 January 2019 | Sunshine Coast ratepayers have the chance to win up to $1000 off their mid-year rates bill just by signing up to receive their future rates notices by email. More information...
Get your tickets for Cowboys v Titans at Sunshine Coast Stadium 10 January 2019 | Tickets for the NRL pre-season trial between the North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans are about to go on sale with members of the two clubs and Sunshine Coast residents having the first chance to secure... More information...
Be part of a public art project for Horizon Festival: Our People – Our Place. 04 January 2019 | Your face and your story could be part of a public art project led by critically acclaimed artist Jody Haines to be featured during Horizon Festival 2019 on the Sunshine Coast. More information...
Don't miss out on tickets for Under the Southern Stars 03 January 2019 | Get your tickets now for the Under the Southern Stars summer festival at council's Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday, January 20, 2019. More information...
Mayor Jamieson congratulates Geva Mentor CBE 31 December 2018 | Mayor Mark Jamieson has warmly congratulated Geva Mentor, the inaugural captain of the Sunshine Coast Lightning, for being recognised for her services to netball in the United Kingdom’s 2019 New Year’s Honours... More information...
Travel for free on NYE 28 December 2018 | If you’re heading to Mooloolaba this New Year’s Eve, avoid traffic congestion and travel for free thanks to Sunshine Coast Council and Translink. More information...
Invictus Games medalists to compete at Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament 18 December 2018 | Basketball fans can bring 2019 in with a spin at council’s Caloundra Indoor Stadium when the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament takes place from January 11-13. More information...
Storytime in the gardens 24 December 2018 | Experience storytime in the great outdoors with Sunshine Coast Libraries and Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens. More information...
The countdown to NYE Mooloolaba has started 20 December 2018 | There are just 11 days left in 2018 and the countdown to the region’s biggest free end-of year event - New Year’s Eve, Mooloolaba - has begun. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service