Woodlawn Eco Precinct, NSW

Woodlawn Eco Precinct

The Woodlawn Eco Precinct is Veolia’s 6,000ha site located approximately 50km north of Canberra and comprises several facilities, including:

  • Bioreactor landfill - a municipal solid waste landfill in which liquids are added to help bacteria break down the waste, actively capturing and extracting gas to recover energy. To date, 8.5 million tonnes of waste have been safely processed
  • BioEnergy plant -  recovering clean energy generated by the waste in the Bioreactor. 
  • Agriculture - incorporating a working farm that applies nutrient and grazing rotation to help sustainably manage the site.
  • Aquaculture and horticulture -  capturing waste heat from energy production and using it for sustainable fish farming and hydroponic horticulture. 3600 kg of fish are produced annually and sold to the Canberra restaurant market
  • Mechanical and Biological Treatment - (MBT) extracting organic content from the waste to produce compost for environmental rehabilitation. 
  • A Wind Farm - (operated by Infigen Energy) that harnesses 48.3 megawatts of clean energy per year.
  • A Solar Farm-  utilising increased sun exposure from cleared land to produce 2.5 megawatts of clean energy per year.

Update on odour management

Veolia takes a proactive approach to the management of odour on site. We actively minimise odour by sealing the waste daily, then capturing and extracting gas from the landfill to produce electricity. We have also recently increased the frequency of our sampling and are investing in additional infrastructure and process improvements to allow greater capture of methane gases, which will help to minimise odour. Specifically this includes the installation of a second gas main from the Bioreactor to the Power Station and an additional gas extraction Booster to increase extraction capability, which we anticipate to be completed in the coming months. 

 

Provide feedback to the Community Liaison Committee

The Woodlawn Community Liaison Committee (CLC) is a voluntary group of representatives who work to ensure the views and values of their community members are being taken into consideration for the operations at the Woodlawn Eco Precinct. The group meets once a quarter at the Precinct to listen to operational updates and share feedback from the community for Veolia to take into consideration. 

We value community participation, and are always looking for ways to improve our involvement with local residents. If you have a question or feedback you'd like to be raised at the next CLC meeting, please fill out this form

Contact our team

To provide feedback or talk to a member of the team please call 1800 241 750, email us at [email protected] or complete the feedback form below. 

 

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CLC Meeting Minutes

  1. 2022 March Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  2. 2021 December Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  3. 2021 September Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  4. 2021 June Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  5. 2021 March Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  6. 2020 November Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  7. 2020 August Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  8. 2020 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  9. 2020 Feb: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  10. 2019 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  11. 2018 May: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  12. 2018 February: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  13. 2017 November: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  14. 2017 August: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes 
  15. 2017 May: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  16. 2017 February: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  17. 2016 September: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  18. ​2016 April: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  19. 2015 December: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  20.    2015 September: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  21.    2015 March: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  22.    2015 January: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  23.    2014 September: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  24.    2014 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  25.    2014 March: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  26.    2013 December: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  27.    2013 September: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  28.    2013 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  29.    2013 March: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes