WMAA welcomes Remondis plan to invest in Queensland
20 September 2018
The Waste Management
Association of Australia (WMAA) today welcomes the announcement of
Remondis Australia’s intention to build a $400 million waste-to-energy
facility in Queensland.
The facility which
will be located in Swanbank, a region of Ipswich, will be able to
process upwards of 500,000 tonnes of waste per year; waste that would
have otherwise been sent to landfill.
plan to significantly invest in waste and resource recovery technology
in Queensland is very welcome,” said Ms Gayle Sloan, CEO of WMAA.
Remondis’ proposal is at the concept stage, it has the potential to
divert non-recyclable waste that was destined for landfill into a
productive use. The project will comply with the Waste Management
Hierarchy and gaining the energy value from this material is a far
better alternative than creating methane and leachate.
this will also create new jobs in Queensland and clearly demonstrates
what industry has been saying - that the landfill levy will create jobs
and drive investment opportunities in Queensland.
has over 50 of these types of facilities all over the world and is the
second largest operator of waste-to-energy facilities. WMAA understands
that Remondis has been consulting on this project, including with the
local community since earlier this year.
really is exciting times for Queensland, with the introduction of the
landfill levy and new Waste and Resource Recovery strategy later this
year. As an industry, we are very much looking forward to creating jobs
and new facilities that focus on diverting waste from landfill and
creating a circular economy in Queensland.”