|Location:||Goonyella Road, Moranbah, Queensland|
|Client:||Isaac Regional Council|
|Status:||Completed December, 2017|
Isaac Regional Council engaged the FKG Group for the construction of the Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre Expansion and Improvement Project. The contract involved the construction of a new Refuse Transfer Station, new 30,000m2 landfill cell on the existing landfill reserve, storm-water and leachate ponds which following completion were lined to protect the surrounding environment from leakage. Extensive site works also included excavation of 70,000 cubic metres of soil to be reused on site.
Throughout the project, there were a number of challenging ground conditions which resulted in extensive design changes including 18,000m3 of unsuitable material which was removed from the project and 3,500m2 of rippable rock.
Due to the poor quality of site materials, the Stormwater Pond on site required an additional 3,500m3 of excavation to allow for an imported capping layer. The Landfill Cell was also redesigned due to extensive rock and poor quality of site materials, which required a reduction in excavation depth and an increase in fill to the walls.
The new refuse transfer station provides a modern and purpose-built facility to meet demand for waste disposal for the growing region, and to improve environmental performance.