Current Council decisions
Current council decisions
At its 20 May 2010 Council meeting, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council made a number of decisions regarding the planned resource recovery facility (RRF). Council resolved:
Red Hill Waste Management Facility is the preferred site for the RRF.
The Design & Construct contract ownership model is preferred to a Build Own Operate contract model at this stage of the project.
The RRF technology options include anaerobic digestion, gasification, pyrolysis and combustion. Plasma technology will only be considered if it is an integral part of one of these technologies.
A third bin for household organic waste collection be considered in conjunction with anaerobic digestion technology, otherwise a two bin system is recommended for the thermal technology options.
Council proceeds with the environmental and planning approvals task for the Resource Recovery Project based on the preferred site and technology options.
At its meeting on 23 June 2011, Council confirmed that the Design & Construct and the Design Build Operate and Maintain contract ownership models are preferred to the Build Own Operate model at this stage of the project.
At its meeting on 18 August 2011, Council resolved to reduce the technology options for the Resource Recovery Facility to anaerobic digestion and gasification, eliminating pyrolysis and combustion as possible options.
At that same meeting, Council endorsed the Community Partnership Agreement.