An artist’s concept of the proposed new Yarraman waste management facility (Artwork: TRC)

November 12, 2021

Construction of the new $5.5 million Yarraman Waste Management Facility is set to begin within weeks.

Toowoomba-based contractor Newlands Group was recently awarded the tender.

Once the project is completed Yarraman will be home to Toowoomba Regional Council’s first Tier 4 Waste Management Facility.

Cr Nancy Sommerfield said the new facility would be similar to the state-of-the-art flagship Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility, but on a smaller scale.

“This is a major project that will serve Yarraman for many years to come and is important for the health and safety of the community,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“Construction will boost our economy with local contactor Newlands Group being awarded the tender and around 13 local jobs being created within the Toowoomba Region as a result of the project.

“The existing landfill in Yarraman is nearing capacity and needs to be upgraded, but we are also looking forward to offering the community more opportunities for recycling and reducing the volume of waste in our landfills.”

The new facility will be built on the same site as the existing landfill, on unused land at the front of the lot with the popular garden area retained for the community.

Early works, including removal of vegetation on the site, are expected to begin before Christmas with construction ramping up in January.

The State Government has contributed $2 million towards the project through its South-East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.

Council allocated $3.5 million in its 2021-22 Budget towards the project.

The new facility is expected to be operational by October next year.

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