Landfill operations

MEDIA RELEASE

 5 March 2012

immediate release

Council takes over landfill operations

 

As of July 1 2012, Alice Springs Town Council will take over the full functions of the landfill to run as a business unit of Council’s operations.

“We are purchasing new equipment and employing new staff for the landfill operations.” said Mayor Ryan.

“This is inline with Council’s current waste management strategy.” said Mayor Ryan.

Following this, the landfill will commence major upgrades to redevelop the site into a regional waste management facility.

Alice Springs Town Council would like to acknowledge the contribution from the Australian Government’s Regional Development Australia Fund of $3.5million and a further $775 000 from the Northern Territory Government Minister for Local Government towards the regional waste management facility.

 

 

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For further information contact:

 

Damien Ryan (Mayor) M: 0428 825 392

Rex Mooney (CEO) M: 0427 161 956

Claire Ashard (Media & Communications) M: 0408 857 167