Picnic Bay Landfill Rehabilitation

Landfilling on Magnetic Island is no longer necessary thanks to the construction and operation of the Magnetic Island Transfer Station.

After the Picnic Bay landfill reached capacity and closed in 2016, Townsville Waste Services began rehabilitating the site and all island waste is now being managed through the transfer station.

Rehabilitation is a staged process and takes time to ensure it is undertaken properly and in accordance with industry guidelines.

Council has completed the shaping the landfill and a temporary cap has been put in place, along with an erosion control system and stormwater management system to protect the site. While it may seem like the rehabilitation works is complete at this point, this is not the case. The final capping system will be completed by the end of 2018.

Activities associated with the rehabilitation of the site may involve noise, odour, and dust; however council will take all actions necessary throughout the process to manage these impacts.

Picnic Bay Landfill Rehabilitation Project Fact Sheet (PDF, 186.5 KB)