Media Release - New Waste Transfer Station for Frogmore

Approved for release by: Anthony McMahon

Date for release: 13 November 2015

Media Contact: Anthony McMahon

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New Waste Transfer Station for Frogmore

Following the community meeting held on 25 August 2015, Boorowa Council has commenced the process of submitting a Development Application to open a Waste Transfer Station at Frogmore landfill site, which will replace the village tip, similar to the one recently commissioned at Rugby.

“The current planning process is to close the tip by Christmas 2015 weather permitting to enable Council staff to commence the decommissioning and remediation of the landfill site and undertake development of the Waste Transfer Station (WTS) in its place. This will enable greater compliance with NSW Environmental Protection Authority legislative requirements” said Councils General Manager, Anthony McMahon.

In the interim the current bins located inside the tip entrance will remain accessible to the community until the WTS is completed. The process is expected to be finished by the end of February 2016, weather permitting.

Council have been successful in securing up to 70% funding from the NSW Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy to remediate the old tip and establish the new waste transfer station that will see waste transferred to the Boorowa Landfill site.

Council encourages all users and/or those impacted by the proposed facility to view the development application either online or at the Council Counter, and to provide written feedback.

Should you have any questions, or require any information regarding this project more information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Special Projects Officer, Ms Leanne Leihn, on 02 6380 2000 or email Leanne.leihn@boorowa.nsw.gov.au

ENDS

Anthony McMahon (02) 6380 2000.