TRC Waste Infrastructure Plan
In December 2018, ATC Williams won a tender to assist Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) with the design and construction of 11 transfer stations across the Toowoomba region as part of the TRC Waste Infrastructure Plan. The first transfer station opened on 10 December 2020 and is a Tier 2 facility located at Kleinton School Rd, Kleinton.
A challenging aspect of this project was the timing constraints, as the council wished to deliver an operating facility before Christmas 2020. In addition, the proposed transfer station development included rehabilitating the existing landfill onsite. Concept design began in January 2019. The Development Approval, Operational Works Approval, Building Works Approval, Plumbing Works Approval, Queensland Fire Emergency Services Approvals, and DES review were completed by September 2019, and the design was out for construction tender.
ATC Williams was able to streamline the approval process by providing detailed engineering plans and consultant reports with only minor amendments required. This result was an outstanding achievement, given the scope of works and timing requirements. The proposed design exceeds environmental targets and improves operational efficiencies by reducing transfer times and enhancing sorting capability.
Another challenging aspect involved staging the construction works to allow the existing onsite waste transfer activities to be available to the public. The expertise ATC Williams has in Civil Waste Infrastructure design and construction project management was invaluable throughout the construction process to guide and educate the council and contractor on various components of the facility. This industry knowledge and know-how are due to ATCW’s extensive and long-term experience in the waste sector.
The Kleinton Waste Transfer Station is open to the public, set on a 16ha land parcel that provides more than 4,000m² of roofed waste sorting and recovery opportunities. The facility is designed to service the surrounding communities for the next fifty years, ensuring Toowoomba achieves waste deferrals targets while protecting the environment.