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Sarina Waste Transfer Station


Waste Transfer Station


Sarina, QLD


Mackay Regional Council

Duration of Project

April 2013 – September 2013

Contract Value

$2.8 Million

Shamrock Civil was awarded the contract to construct the new waste transfer facility for Mackay Regional Council (MRC) in Sarina. The facility will service the local area and act as a sorting station for recyclable waste. The project forms part of MRC Waste Services Strategic Plan and has a design life of 20 years. The facility will help MRC ensure it achieves State Government efficiency and environmental targets. The primary objective of the project was to the replace the existing waste station situated on site.

Scope of Work

  • The import and placement of approximately 19,000m3 of select fill from local sources.
  • Extensive quality assurance testing and reporting compliant with TMR specifications.
  • The construction of a 3m high staggered retaining wall and ground support slabs. This required detailed coordination of several key subcontractors and tradesmen.
  • The fabrication and installation of curved steel bin awnings
  • The construction of 6200m2 of paved access road, car parking and storage areas.
  • Extensive swale drains, bio-remediation systems and landscaping.
  • Working under live traffic conditions, requiring a 5 stage traffic management plan with local stakeholder consultation.

Project Complications & Achievements

The works were carried out in 3 separate stages, to ensure the operations of the existing facility were not adversely affected by the construction activities.
At all times Shamrock Civil were mindful of the environment, interaction with members of the public and local cane producers. Shamrock Civil was proactive in communicating with our client on a daily basis, much to the satisfaction of Mackay Regional Council. Our integrated approach to construction management ensured that safe and timely asset delivery was the goal of the Shamrock team. The project was delivered ahead of time and safely, providing a much needed piece of public infrastructure to the local community and wider stakeholders.