New Landfill

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.

Further access road works and construction of the first landfill ‘cell’ is expected to commence early in 2017.

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 211,000M3 (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.