Yarraman Waste Management Facility Concept Plan

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is urging the community to have their say on the concept design of an upgraded waste management facility at Yarraman.

The community can provide feedback on the new design until 5.00 pm, Friday 11 December through Council’s Your Say page.

TRC Water and Waste Portfolio Leader Cr Nancy Sommerfield said upgraded waste transfer facilities are a cleaner, neater and tidier waste solution.

“The Yarraman upgrade would see the construction of our Region’s first Tier 4 waste management facility,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“The new facility would be built on the site of the existing landfill and designed as a smaller version of the Region’s state of the art flagship, the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility.

“Transfer stations reduce the need for regional landfills ensuring better environmental outcomes for the community.

“The new design allows waste to be stored on hardstand pavement, and transported to landfill locations offsite, reducing the extent of odour, dust, and animal/rodent control required.

“Litter prevention controls would also be in place to contain windblown litter from the facility and prevent it from entering drains.

“The YourSay page contains a virtual flythrough of the proposed facility in Yarraman so residents can quickly understand the look and feel of the site.

“We would like to hear from the community, what you like or don’t like about the design and if there is anything you would like to improve?

“Make haste, and don’t waste the opportunity to have your say on the new Yarraman Waste Management Facility.”

TRC Water and Waste Chair, Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said, Council is planning for the long-term management of waste through our Waste Infrastructure Plan.

“Council has 23 Waste Management Facilities throughout the Region, which is the highest number of any local government in Queensland. Many of these facilities are located in smaller populated regional communities,” Cr Vonhoff said.

“A number of our older regional landfills are reaching capacity and are not able to be upgraded due to the sites being unsuitable for future development.

“As a result, Council will replace some sites with new, modern waste transfer facilities that are convenient for each community.

“Council has opened four new waste management facilities This includes the award-winning Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility at O’Mara Road, Wellcamp, which is the model for all future facilities.

“We are also in the final stage of construction of the new Tier 2 facility at Kleinton.

“As part of our integrated waste management network, our facilities will ensure that 98% of residents live within a 20-minute drive from a waste management facility.”

To have your say on the Yarraman Waste Facility upgrade go to https://yoursay.tr.qld.gov.au/yarramanwmf or contact Council on 131 872 quoting ‘Yarraman Waste Facility’.