Council to consider longer life for landfill site
  • Tuesday 04 November 2008

The Sunshine Coast Council’s Service Delivery Committee today endorsed a recommendation to pursue potential opportunities to extend the operational life of the existing Nambour Landfill.

The recommendation will now be considered by the full council at next week’s Ordinary Meeting.

Committee chair, Councillor Paul Tatton, said that it was recommended that the raising of the landform within the current limits of the landfill footprint be implemented as early as possible to extend the life of the site to July 2012.

“We also recommended that a range of other options, including the possible acquisition of land to further extend the life span of the site, be the subject of a subsequent report for council’s consideration,” Cr Tatton said.

Cr Tatton said the committee’s decision today reflected the need to maintain efficient waste management within the scope of council’s current operations while consideration is given to a regional strategy for the longer term future.

A report recommending the establishment of a taskforce to develop a new Regional Waste Management Strategy was referred by the committee to Monday’s General Committee Meeting for further discussion.