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Rehabilitation works on the way for Castlemaine landfill site

Aerial photo of Castlemaine Landfill

Council is one-step closer to starting rehabilitation works at the Castlemaine landfill site on Sluicers Road.

10 August 2022

Mount Alexander Shire Council is one-step closer to starting rehabilitation works at the Castlemaine landfill site on Sluicers Road.

On Tuesday 19 July, Mount Alexander Shire Councillors appointed Apex Earthworks Pty Ltd the contract to carry out the capping and rehabilitation works, in accordance with EPA Victoria requirements.

Mount Alexander Shire Mayor Bill Maltby said he was looking forward to seeing the long-awaited project begin.

“Council has been planning for this for many years”, said Mayor Maltby.

“We have budgeted $7.5 million for the completion of the project, which is fully funded by Council from the waste reserve.

“The cost includes design, construction, inspection, auditing and project management, and will ensure Council is meeting requirements outlined by EPA Victoria for the management of the site.

The project to ‘cap’ contaminated material such as landfill waste involves constructing a cover of synthetic and earthen materials over the landfill cells to rehabilitate the site.

Caps help prevent potential environmental contamination into the future through isolating waste from the wider environment. The primary objective is to prevent water coming into contact with waste and then polluting ground or storm water. It also helps deal with landfill gases and prevent interaction of people and wildlife with contaminants.

Works are due to start in late August 2022 and are expected to be completed by May 2023, weather dependant.

It is anticipated that there will be no interruption to services at the Castlemaine landfill site while works are underway.

For more information on the project, read our Frequently Asked Questions here.


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