Construction to commence on $9M landfill cell at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility

A new landfill cell to be constructed at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility on Hue Hue Rd, Jilliby will cost $9M.

Construction of the new cell 4.4 at the tip, will enable Central Coast Council to continue the delivery of essential waste management services to households and businesses right across the region.

Administrator, Dick Persson, said this project formed part of Council’s ongoing program for the construction of new landfill cells which were essential for maintaining Council’s capacity to manage waste across the region.

“The construction of a new landfill cell at Buttonderry will ensure that the facility can continue to carry out its core function of waste management, a service that impacts and benefits the entire regional community.

Consistent with forecasts, the current landfill cell 4.3, which was completed in 2013, is nearing capacity, and Council is required to construct the next new cell to continue its landfilling operations.

The total budget for the construction of the new landfill cell is $9M, which will be funded using internal restricted funds reserved to fund future waste facilities and infrastructure.

These funds have been generated from income received through the operation of Council’s waste management facilities over previous years.

Construction of the landfill cell 4.4 will take about 10 months and will fall across the 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years, in accordance with Council’s 2020-21 capital works budget.

Construction is scheduled to commence in March with projected completion in December.

A spokesperson said Council was committed to resource recovery and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, with 41 percent of waste (69,732 tonnes of a total 168,243 tonnes) disposed of through household bins and kerbside collections on the Coast being diverted from landfill.

Media release, Feb 24
Central Coast Council