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: September 2022

As part of our focus on potential odour sources on site we have identified a storage pond that will need some extra aeration. This will help to further reduce organics, to eliminate the possibility of odour. We have purchased a portable aeration unit which is to be installed on the dam in the coming weeks. We will measure oxygen production and organics reduction. If successful we can order more of these to ensure we have enough capacity to manage any potential odour coming from storage dams.

Ti Tree portable aerator

Image of a portable aerator installed at Veolia Ti Tree site in QLD.

We are also in the process of acquiring a portable carbon filter that can be used on the waste surface to draw in air and treat potential odour from problematic areas. We plan to purchase 2 units for trialling in the coming months.

As we continue to address any potential emissions, please let us know if you still detect odours so we can investigate further improvements. Furthermore, if you notice that the severity, frequency or even the presence of odour has decreased, please let us know this also, as this feedback is invaluable to us and will be used to determine what is working and what new ideas we can try.

Your feedback is incredibly valuable as we measure the performance of the odour mitigation measures. To report incidents of odour you can:

During business hours, contact the Veolia Community Feedback line on 1800 241 750 

After hours, you can contact 0427 319 881 

Send an email to [email protected]

Or submit a feedback form below.

All reports are shared with us directly to help us respond in real-time. We also share every incident received with the EPA.

 

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 during business hours, or 0427 319 881 after hours. You can also email us at [email protected] or complete the feedback form below. 

 

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Other Reports

For other reports relating to the Woodlawn Bioreactor, including the complaints register, please refer to our reports page

CLC Charter & Meeting Minutes

Community Liaison Committee Charter 2022

 

Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes

  1. 2022 September Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  2. 2022 June Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  3. 2022 March Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  4. 2021 December Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  5. 2021 September Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  6. 2021 June Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  7. 2021 March Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  8. 2020 November Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  9. 2020 August Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  10. 2020 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  11. 2020 Feb: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  12. 2019 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  13. 2018 May: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  14. 2018 February: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  15. 2017 November: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  16. 2017 August: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes 
  17. 2017 May: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  18. 2017 February: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  19. 2016 September: Community Liaison Meeting Minutes
  20. ​2016 April: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  21. 2015 December: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  22.    2015 September: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  23.    2015 March: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  24.    2015 January: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  25.    2014 September: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  26.    2014 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  27.    2014 March: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  28.    2013 December: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  29.    2013 September: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  30.    2013 June: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 
  31.    2013 March: Community Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes 

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