World-class organic composting facilities, supporting FOGO (food organics, garden organics) collection for 40,000 households and businesses. App. $6m required.
Implementation-ready, major investment project creating 102 jobs in Tasmania and underpinning over 1000 existing food manufacturing jobs.
• $16 million infrastructure investment in Tasmania ideally suited for three-tier government support. Significant scale and industry-reach, innovative plant construction with closed-loop leachate and enclosed odour control, plus a technology life of 25+ years. Aligned with Tasmanian Government policies of building Tasmania’s infrastructure for the 21st century, essential service delivery and more jobs for regional Tasmania.
• Strengthens Tasmania’s biosecurity and quarantine capabilities and delivers TasWater Trade Waste Policy solutions for biosolids and grease-trap waste.
• Delivers against the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group Strategy and Tasmanian Government’s Draft Waste Action Plan 2019 to reduce the volume of organic waste sent to landfill by 25% by 2025 and 50% by 2030.
• Addresses the 46% of North West landfill waste classified as organics and assists the introduction of a regional-scale organics kerbside collection and processing service for 40,000 households.
• Announced as a Project Of Regional Importance in June 2020 by the Regional Economic Development Steering Group and Cradle Coast Authority Board.
• Proven operational capabilities and project governance, backed by Kentish Council, Latrobe Council, Waratah Wynyard Council, Circular Head Council, Burnie City Council, Devonport City Council, Central Coast Council and Dulverton Waste Management (national Landfill Excellence Award winner 2017).
• Delivers reduced greenhouse gas emissions, extended landfill life and valuable compost by-product for agricultural, nursery, government and residential re-use.
Dulverton Waste Management Authority (DWM), with the support of the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group, has embarked on a $16 million upgrade of the Dulverton Organics Recycling Facility based at Dawsons Siding Road, Railton.
The upgrade will transform the existing open-air compost system into an enclosed, fully controlled environment to remove odours, safely process leachate and deliver greater capacity and capabilities to manage Tasmania’s future needs in biosecurity, quarantine and industrial organic waste processing. The facility’s high-tech design and equipment will provide best-practice solutions for the safe and sustainable treatment of industry waste including dairy by-products, aquaculture waste, food processing waste, agriculture by-product, timber residues, and other wastes currently discharged to sewer.
A Development Permit was approved by Kentish Council in February 2020 and an Expression of Interest process seeking design and construction proposals was completed mid-2020. The Request for Tender decision for the Early Contractor Involvement phase will be finalised by March 2021. A target has been set for July 2021 to approve a Contract to Construct and for the transformation project to be completed by end 2022. To enable the project to proceed with certainty, DWM and its owner Councils are seeking a combined $6m contribution from both the State Government and Federal Government within the forecast construction period to 2022/23. This co-investment model, majority-led by local government contributions, will be a key enabler for the sustainable growth of Tasmanian industry and the region’s economic, social and environmental prosperity.