July 7, 2021
Toowoomba Regional Council has received a $2 million State Government grant to put towards the upgrade of the Yarraman Waste Management Facility.
The grant is part of $9.11 million received by the TRC under the 2021-24 South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.
Council is currently preparing documents to put the Yarraman project out to tender.
“The current Yarraman Landfill is outdated and needs to be replaced with a modern waste management facility that complies with the strategic priorities of Council’s Waste Management Strategy and the State Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan,” Mayor Paul Antonio said.
The new facility will be built on the site of the existing landfill.
“Waste will be stored on a hardstand pavement, and transported to landfill locations offsite.
Other projects which the TRC has been successful in receiving funding are:
- Clifton Wastewater Treatment Plant – $2 million
- Gowrie Creek Trunk Sewer Upgrade – $2 million
- Newman Road Culvert Replacement – $1.11 million
- Russell Street East Streetscape Refresh (Stage 2) – $2 million
Mayor Antonio said the funding was great news and would allow Council to complete key projects in the Toowoomba region.
“There’s no doubt we’re reliant on the funds we receive from both the State and Federal Governments. To receive a significant amount of funding like this, will go a long way to helping us build essential infrastructure for our community,” he said.
“A wastewater treatment plant in Clifton and waste management facility in Yarraman are critical projects which protect the health and safety of our residents.”