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Whitsunday Regional Council today officially opened the new $950,000 cell at Kelsey CreekLandfill.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the new cell is the fourth constructed at Kelsey Creek Landfill andprovides enough capacity for waste for at least the next five years.
“The new cell was originally budgeted at $1.15 million, but about $200,000 in savings wererealised through efficient programming and work,” she said.
“The construction was carried out by Council’s Proserpine Works crew who should be commended on bringing the project in under budget and on time.
“The project reached practical completion on 21st November, with handover to the landfilloperations crew on Friday 28th November.
“The Council has installed four Geosynthetic Clay Lined landfill cells at Kelsey Creek since 2003.
“The Kelsey Creek Landfill is the primary waste disposal facility for the southern region ofWhitsunday Regional Council.
“The landfill receives approximately 50,000 tonnes a year of general waste, contaminated wasteand recycling materials.
“Kelsey Creek Landfill has two historic waste disposal cells and one active cell, called Cell 3.
“Cell 3 is almost at the end of its operational life, making the design and construction of the newCell 4 a priority for Council.
“The new Cell 4, opened today, will help ease these capacity issues at Kelsey Creek and provide additional much needed waste dumping area,” she said
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