Construction has begun on a $1.3 million cell and leachate pond at Benalla's landfill site.MONIQUE FREER June 4, 2014 3:29am
Construction is under way on a new cell and leachate pond at Benalla’s Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.
Benalla Rural City Mayor Barbara Alexander said the $1.3
‘‘We have to do it this way, we have no leeway,’’ Cr Alexander said.
‘‘It’s just an expensive operation and we have to obey stringent guidelines by the EPA, we’re subject to levies etcetera and it’s all conditioned on how we do what we do.
‘‘It means that we should do the right thing by their rules and regulations and at the same time try to negotiate with them about how much can a small council bear.’’
Under the proposed 2014-15 budget $1
Further, rates are proposed to increase by five per cent. Four per cent of this will be used for capital works including the cell construction and rehabilitation at the Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.
The new cell is 90
Cr Alexander said waste management was a big cost and council would examine ways to reduce the financial burden in the future.
‘‘We’re doing some work ourselves around waste management and other facilities around the region and just looking at the whole waste scenario in this area to decide what we’re going to do in the future,’’ she said.
The mayor also encouraged residents to do their bit by recycling and having a worm farm or compost bin on their property.
‘‘In our waste there’s a lot of organic waste, which means vegetable peelings and things like that, which could be better off in a compost or a worm farm or whatever, and so that does cut down the amount of waste and that’s what we’re trying to do.’’
Construction of the new cell and leachate pond will take about 12 to 16 weeks and Cr Alexander said they hoped to have it finished by October.
The EPA must then approve the new cell, which Cr Alexander hoped would be done by December.
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