Waste transfer station revamp a boost for George Town
- Improved waste transfer station will contribute to a cleaner local environment
- Will help to reduce waste going to landfill and encourage recycling
- Australian Government committed $350,000 to the $1.28 million project
The opening of the upgraded waste transfer station in George Town demonstrates the Federal Liberal Government’s ongoing commitment to providing infrastructure vital to regional economic growth in Tasmania.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the improved facilities would provide both economic and environmental benefits to the local community.
“Better site facilities in the waste management plant will support efficiencies and a cleaner local environment, which in the long-term will contribute to George Town’s prosperity and sustainability,” Dr McVeigh said.
“We are proud to have partnered with the local council to deliver improved waste management services to the around 6,500 people living within the municipality.”
Liberal Senator for Tasmania Eric Abetz said fostering economic development is an important focus for the Government and that the Liberal Senate Team worked closely with Mayor Archer to secure this important project.
“This important upgrade is a win for George Town residents and shows the Government’s focus on supporting Tasmanians in all parts of our State. The project upgrade supported 10 to 15 full-time positions during construction, with up to three ongoing jobs,” Senator Abetz said.
George Town Mayor Bridget Archer welcomed the long awaited upgrade.
“The upgraded facility will improve service levels for the community and help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by encouraging recycling,” Cr Archer said.
“Council expects that its continuing efforts to promote the benefits of recycling will contribute to creating a significantly cleaner environment in the local area.”
This $1.28 million project was jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $350,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund and George Town Council contributing $938,441.