Contract awarded for new Hervey Range Tip Shop

Date published: 30 October 2019

Townsville City Council has awarded Bowen Resources a contract to operate the Hervey Range Tip Shop.

The new and improved Hervey Range Tip Shop is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in December.

The former Tip Shop at the site is being decommissioned, with the new Tip Shop designed to enhance the recycling and shopping experience at the facility.

It will be part of the new Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) and is part of a significant Council investment into the Hervey Range Waste Management Facility.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said the Hervey Range Tip Shop adopted the principles of a circular economy.

“The shop creates a chance for household goods that would normally go to landfill to find a new home and be reused,” Cr Cook said.

“These are things like unwanted couches, televisions and other household items.”

Councillor Mark Molachino said there were plenty of reasons for residents to take full advantage of the shop.

“Taking your items into the Tip Shop means fewer quality items end up in landfill,” Cr Molachino said.

“It also gives residents and visitors the chance to buy a variety of high quality second-hand goods at one convenient location.”

The Tip Shop’s for sale items will be supplied by the Hervey Range Front End Resource Recovery Facility.

The new Tip Shop is an example of Council’s $409.1 million investment in infrastructure.

The shop will include 28 car parks for customers using the shop.

The upgrade of the Hervey Range Resource Recovery Centre has supported about 20 jobs.