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SEQ councils explore new waste management options

Published: 18 February 2019

SEQ councils explore new waste management options
Logan City Council is seeking expressions of interest for new waste management solutions.

Logan City Council has joined four other South-East Queensland councils in a joint proposal seeking expressions of interest for the provision of future waste disposal and resource recovery services.

Logan, along with Ipswich City Council, Redland City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Somerset Regional Council, has applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for authorisation for the proposed joint procurement.

The ACCC is expected to begin its consultation process soon.

The invitation for expressions of interest (EOI) will seek proposals for integrated cross-region services for all councils or services to one or more.

Proposals can be focused on one or more of available waste streams offered by the five councils.

City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said it was in the Logan community’s interests to investigate a regional approach to waste management.

“Logan City Council recognises that some existing methods of waste management, such as landfill, may not be sustainable in the long term,” Cr Dalley said.

“By exploring a combined regional waste management solution, Council and its partners will be in a position to consider new and different solutions to waste management.

“For the waste management industry this is an opportunity to respond with traditional or innovative proposals for technologies and infrastructure that will boost resource recovery and renewal.”

Documentation relating to the joint application will be made public and published on the ACCC’s Authorisations Register.

It is expected the EOI will be advertised by the end of March.