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    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Moranbah upgraded $7 million waste plant opens

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Moranbah upgraded $7 million waste plant opens

    Moranbah’s $7 million upgraded waste management facility will cut cost, increase revenue and guarantee safe, reliable, long-term waste disposal for the region.

    Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said at the opening today that the modern centre had delivered 21 jobs during construction and would inject a further $1.4 million into the local economy over coming years.

    The Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre is jointly funded with $3.58 million from the Palaszczuk Government’s Building our Regions program and $3.58 million from Isaac Regional Council.

    “This new landfill cell and modern refuse transfer station will allow for the bulk handling of waste and provide users with a safer and more reliable means of waste disposal to meet the demands of the community and industry for the next two decades,” Mr Dick said.

    “This facility guarantees a reliable means of waste disposal for the seven resource companies depositing 16,000 tonnes of construction, demolition, commercial and industrial waste per annum, and the 8900 permanent residents of Moranbah and surrounds.

    “The facility’s improved efficiency will reduce double handling, cut council’s costs by an estimated 20 per cent and provide improved recycling separation from landfill.”

    Isaac Region Mayor Anne Baker said the Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Improvement and Expansion Project had been an important initiative for the area.

    “This project was vital to meeting the continuing demand for waste disposal from residential, commercial and industrial sources across the region and enhancing environmental outcomes,” Mayor Baker said.

    "Without this project, the capacity of the current landfill had been expected to be exhausted this year.

    “The new refuse transfer station delivered as part of the project provides residents with a modern and purpose-built facility including a four-bay covered waste drop off area.”

    Moranbah’s water storage capacity will also be expanded thanks to a further $5.295 million from Building our Regions.

    Due for completion by early 2019, the Moranbah Reservoir and Associated Works project will increase the storage of safe, clean drinking water and raw water storage, and address critical pressure issues. It will also help cater for up to 14,000 people and meet the needs of the growing population.

    In the Isaac Council Region, Building our Regions has contributed $12.4 million to projects valued at $24.8 million. These projects generated 75 jobs.

    Building our Regions is the Palaszczuk Government’s flagship $445 million targeted regional infrastructure program that has funded 174 projects in 62 Queensland councils and generated more than 1760 jobs.

    Regional communities will reap stronger economic outcomes from the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program with the upcoming opening of Round 4 which will have a greater focus on infrastructure projects that deliver enduring economic benefits.

    “This next round of Building our Regions funding will ramp up the emphasis on projects that deliver real economic development clout,” Mr Dick said.

    “My department will work closely with eligible councils to assist in identifying and prioritising the most appropriate projects and will provide support to councils in preparing robust submissions for the two-stage application process.”

    For more information about Building our Regions visit www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/buildingourregions.

    ENDS

    Media contact: Anika Hume 0447 320 039