Cr Nancy Sommerfield
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August 23, 2018

Toowoomba Regional Council has won an award at the 2018 Project Management Achievement Awards (Queensland) for its new waste management facilities at Cooyar, Evergreen and Cecil Plains.

The award ceremony was held in Brisbane last Friday.

Cr Nancy Sommerfield said to win the award Council had to demonstrate project management excellence in delivering sustainable outcomes from a triple bottom-line (social, financial and environmental) viewpoint and/or projects that embed sustainability principles and practices.

“This is a terrific achievement for Council and our staff which reinforces the overall direction we have taken with our Waste Infrastructure Plan,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“We have been able to achieve a higher-than-average level of service compared to other Councils in Queensland, whilst balancing cost pressures to ensure our facilities remain attractive to customers.”

Cr Bill Cahill said the new facilities had been designed to reflect the opportunities of diverting waste from landfill to recycling

“The project also achieves financial sustainability … resulting in approximately a 75 per cent decrease in the cost to operate the facilities.

“I would like to congratulate all the staff for the part they have played in getting this project up and running.”

Toowoomba Regional Council will now progress to the national awards which will be held in Sydney from October 7-9.

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