Local firm wins contract to build Stuart transfer station

Date published: 27 April 2017

A new transfer station at the Stuart Waste Facility will help divert waste from the tip face, increasing the reuse of recyclable goods and materials and maximising tip space.

Townsville City Council today awarded a construction contract of $2.394 million for the project to Mendi Constructions Pty Ltd.

Townsville Mayor Cr Jenny Hill said the awarding of the construction tender to a local company would support the local economy and employment opportunities.

“Mendi is a large local company that has a strong reputation in the construction industry as well as recent experience with the construction of a similar facility on Magnetic Island,” Cr Hill said.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairman Cr Paul Jacob said the transfer station was important for the future management of domestic waste at the facility, which is expected to become a primary dumping site for commercial users once the Hervey Range and Jensen Landfills are full.

The move is also seen as a fundamental way of diverting more waste from the tip face and maximising landfill space as well as keeping domestic dumpers separated from large commercial traffic.

“The Stuart Waste Facility Transfer Station will play a crucial role in the future management of the city’s domestic waste so today’s decision is good news for local residents,” Cr Jacob said.

“Increasing the rates of recycling and reuse is good for the environment and maximises space in the city’s landfills.

“The construction of this 12-bay station, including a hazardous items recovery shed, will also bring the Stuart facility into line with the city’s other facilities.”

Today’s report also recommended the facility be constructed and funded over two financial years.