Construction has commenced on Veolia Australia and New Zealand’s (Veolia) $7m purpose-built Whyalla Waste and Resources Transfer Station in South Australia.
The milestone was marked with a sod-turning ceremony earlier today and attended by Council and community stakeholders, including Whyalla City Council’s Mayor, Clare McLaughlin and CEO, Chris Cowley.
Mark Taylor, Veolia’s Group General Manager for South Australia and Northern Territory said Veolia was pleased to be delivering a new facility that would provide reliable, ongoing waste management services for the City of Whyalla Council and its residents.
“The Whyalla Waste and Resources Transfer Station will be operational by late March, 2020 and is designed to improve material segregation and landfill diversion by recovering materials more efficiently,” Mr Taylor said.
Mr Taylor further added, “Veolia has operated in Whyalla for over 20 years and looks forward to an exciting future, working in partnership with Whyalla City Council and the community.”
Whyalla City Council Mayor, Clare McLaughlin, said the first day of construction for the new waste transfer station was a significant milestone for Whyalla and another exciting major development in the city.
“Not only is this an environmental win for Whyalla and our region, it is another major project that signifies we are continuing on the upward economic and city development curve.”
“Veolia’s new waste transfer station is going to revolutionise the way we manage waste in Whyalla with everyone benefiting, as it promotes recycling and sensible landfill practices,” Ms McLaughin stated.
Veolia was also awarded a $250,000 grant from the State Government through Green Industries SA (GISA) to assist in the creation of the community resource recovery and re-use facility.
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About Veolia Australia and New Zealand:
Veolia Australia and New Zealand (Veolia) is the region’s only environmental solutions organisation with specific capabilities across water and wastewater treatment, energy management, waste and resource recovery services, and industrial cleaning and facilities maintenance services. Veolia employs 4000 employees and operates across more than 240 locations within the region.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.91 billion in 2018 (USD 30.6 billion). www.veolia.com
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