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.
Through strategic planning and site selection, Yarraman landfill was identified as having a small volume of airspace remaining but suitable for use as a future transfer station. The Yarraman Waste Management Facility is due for complete construction in June 2022.
The initial challenge for this project was to design a transfer facility that satisfied the council’s goals of catering for both 30m³ and 60m³ skip bins and providing additional screening and sorting of residual waste before final disposal. The facility layout was designed to have a long side of the building open to enable one worker to attend the gatehouse while also servicing the Tip Shop.
A stormwater quality improvement pond was proposed to achieve stormwater management requirements. The pond will mitigate peak flows, improve the quality of site surface water, and provide stored water for dust suppression and irrigation.
During the community consultation period, the council received great feedback from the community, who identified that the layout suited the site while providing adequate storage and a logical journey to dispose of all waste streams.
The Yarraman Waste Management Facility is the first Tier 5 facility designed for Toowoomba Regional Council. The facility achieves the same functionality as Toowoomba’s larger facilities, ensuring customers are provided with numerous opportunities to reuse and recycle their waste.
A Concept 3D Visualisation of the proposed facility is available upon request.