Construction on the Camden Haven’s new transfer station is in progress near the Herons Creek Road and Pacific Highway access at Kew.
Work is expected to be completed around early 2017.
Council awarded the $3.6m contract to Commercial Project Group Pty Ltd. Council secured approval for the new facility under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
The project will see the construction of a new state of the art facility designed to improve waste and recycling practices in the Camden Haven and southern areas of the Port Macquarie-Hastings.
The Kew Transfer Station will replace the existing landfill at Dunbogan, which has reached capacity.
Once the new facility is commissioned, it is expected the Dunbogan site could continue to be utilised for a period of time. Once the existing facility is permanently closed, the site will be rehabilitated.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council director Matt Rogers said the new facility will be a ‘one stop shop’ for residents providing a more environmentally friendly approach to waste management.
“The site will be specifically designed to enable materials to be delivered, sorted, stored, transported and recycled far more efficiently,” said Mr Rogers.
To accommodate the works, Herons Creek Road will be widened to six metres plus shoulders and sealed for 595 metres.
Once vegetation is cleared the new transfer station will only be visible from Heron’s Creek Road, with a large vegetation buffer on all boundaries.
Council has prepared a closure plan for the Dunbogan landfill site which has already commenced.
Further information on council’s five waste transfer stations can be found at pmhc.nsw.gov.au/waste