WMAA 2017 WasteQ Conference

TECHNICAL TOUR - (Wednesday 11 October - 12.30pm - 4.45pm)

Mackay Regional Council’s sophisticated waste management system is based on a nodal system of transfer stations and recovery facilities across the region. This mature ‘spoke and hub’ model provides significant resource recovery intervention through a state-of-the-art materials recovery facility, major resource recovery facility, a commercial buy-back shop which is open to the public, a major transfer station as well as ten rural transfer stations and two dedicated green waste facilities. This high level of service provided to the community enables significant resource recovery efforts, maximising waste diversion across the region.'

The technical tour will commence with a visit to the Council-owned MRF, that recently underwent a $3M refurbishment (designed, built and operated by Re.Group) incorporating the world’s latest technology in the form of a multi-lane optical sorting machine, as well as a novel glass imploding plant. This facility has been recognised as a leading regional material recovery facility, attracting world-wide interest.

The tour will then trace the haulage route 50km south-west of the City to Council’s Hogan’s Pocket Landfill, an accelerated, stabilised and highly engineered facility with over 50-year life expectancy. In March this year, it was named runner up at the 2017 WMAA National landfill Excellence Awards, Hogan’s Pocket exemplifies Council’s commitment to best practice environmental management, continually striving to raise the standard and reducing the risk of pollution. Council achieves this by constantly reviewing national and international best practices and by partnering with global leaders in the waste industry to deliver the best outcomes for the regions waste assets.To complement the conference program the conference will include an optional Technical Tour. The tour will offer an insight into the operations of key facilities in the Mackay region.

Please Note: Flat, enclosed footwear, long pants and a high visibility vest are required for all tours. It is suggested that you bring a hat, sunscreen and some water.

The tour will depart from outside the Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre at 12.30pm sharp. Please note: Buses will not wait for delegates running late.

Registration Costs

  • Members: $80.00 (inc GST) per person
  • Non-Members: $120.00 (inc GST) per person

Coach transfers included in price.

Queensland Government
Mackay Regional CouncilJJ Richards & SonsRe.GroupCleanaway