Benalla Rural City Council denies delay of landfill construction is costing money.MONIQUE FREER July 23, 2014 3:20am
Rain looks to be holding up construction of a new cell at Benalla's Landfill Resource and Recovery Centre.
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Benalla Rural City confirmed last week that the schedule for the cell construction had been impacted by recent weather conditions.
‘‘The heavy construction vehicles are unable to access the site during sustained wet weather,’’ development and environment acting general manager Greg Robertson said.
‘‘The delay will continue for as long as the sustained wet weather continues.’’
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Further, rates increased by five per cent in the 2014-15 budget.
Four per cent of this will be used for capital works including the cell construction and rehabilitation at the Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.
Benalla Rural City said earthmoving plant mobilisation and the site set-out began in May.
Council said at this stage the delays had incurred no financial impact due to the sustained wet weather all over Victoria and the contractors’ inability to proceed with similar work elsewhere.
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The site of the new cell is visibly wet and muddy, while the existing cell appears to be overflowing.
However, council said access to the landfill site and its general operation remained unaffected by the cell construction schedule.
Construction of the new cell and leachate pond was estimated to take about 12 to 16 weeks, with the intention of it being finished in October.
Benalla Rural City would not confirm the new expected finishing date.
Once completed the EPA must approve the new cell.
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