Thursday 9 July 2015
Bega Valley Shire Council has accepted a tender for work on the second stage of the Central Waste Facility in Wanatta Lane, Wolumla.
Councillors resolved to accept a tender from Whelans Group Investments for the sum of $1,268,025.29 (including GST), subject to variations and provisional sums.
Council’s Group Manager of Transport and Utilities, Wayne Sartori, said the Central Waste Facility was built in 2013 with the first cell’s capacity estimated at about two years.
Stage 2 works will involve the construction of a second cell, including the installation of a landfill barrier system, leachate collection and conveyance system and extension of the access road with associated stormwater drainage works.
The estimated capacity of Cell 2 is approximately four years.
Mr Sartori said nine tender submissions for the Cell 2 construction were received and assessed against evaluation criteria.
“Given the critical importance of our requirements emphasis was given to the tenderers’ experience in lined landfill cells,” he said.
“These are important environmental factors that are required for the construction of waste facilities.
“The CWF Stage 2 works will provide the necessary capacity to cater for the Shire’s ongoing waste disposal requirements and a lanffill facility that meets EPA licence requirements,” he said.