Man unloading greenwaste from a trailer

We're constructing a waste transfer facility at Kleinton as the existing landfill waste facility has reached capacity. Landfill operations on site will cease and a new waste transfer facility will be built on the existing landfill site. The existing landfill site will also be rehabilitated as part of the project. These rehabilitation works are a requirement under the existing environment authority for the site and not part of the development application.  

$11.2 million has been allocated to the project in our 2020/21 budget. The total project cost is $16 million.

The current waste facility will continue to function while construction is under way, although there will be some temporary changes to traffic flow.

The design of the facility will be a smaller version of the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility on O'Mara Road. It will have a similar look and feel.

Waste transfer facilities are a cleaner, neater and tidier waste solution. Waste is stored on pavement, and transported to landfill locations offsite, reducing the extent of odour, dust, and animal/rodent control required. Litter prevention controls are put in place to contain windblown litter from the facility and prevent it from entering drains. Transfer facilities reduce the impacts to the community associated with landfill activity as well as ensuring environmental compliance.

We will keep stakeholders informed as the project advances.

Project stages

  • The design of the facility commenced late 2017.
  • The development application was lodged on 27 February 2019.
  • Landfill rehabilitation works (under existing environmental authority) are continuing.
  • The development assessment application has been approved. Construction of the new waste transfer facility will commence early 2020.

Start date

Construction commenced in mid-February 2020.

Completion date

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2021.