New Landfill

A new landfill is needed to provide a long-term disposal solution for the Armidale Regional Council. The site has been identified and purchased by Council, which has also sought and received all the necessary approvals to construct and operate it as a general Solid Waste (Putrescible) landfill.

Construction works for the new regional landfill cell (stage 1) and supporting infrastructure is due for completion by the end of August 2019. Council is not planning to commission the new regional landfill immediately, and instead will wait until the existing landfill nears its capacity to accept waste.

Some basic facts:

Total area of site 86.99 Ha
Area of landfill operations 20 Ha
Area of Biodiversity offset 60 Ha
Volume capacity of landfill 1,000,000M3
Number of cells 5
Volume capacity of each cell 211,000M(includes capping)
Estimated life of landfill Minimum 50 years

Community Engagement during the Construction and Operation of the Regional Landfill 

Community input was an important part of the Environmental Assessment process as the Environmental Assessment and concept design considered issues and concerns raised by the community and other stakeholders which were essential to ensure that a sustainable outcome for the management of waste across the region is achieved.

The community will again be provided with information throughout the Construction and Operational phases of the project. Council is currently in the process of developing an Community Engagement Strategy for this important element of the project.