Onslow to receive a new Regional Class IV Waste Management Facility
Aug 10 2017
The Federal Government’s $9m funding support of a new Regional Waste Management Facility in Onslow is an exciting development, and will enable the Shire of Ashburton to provide highly sought after services to local and regional industry.
The development of a new Regional Class IV Waste Management Facility will be the second facility in WA, and the only one outside of the Perth metropolitan area, to be capable of accepting industrial hazardous waste.
Shire President Kerry White says the Class IV Waste Management Facility in Onslow will facilitate economic diversification and growth by significantly reducing the cost of managing hazardous waste for the mining, government and other industries throughout the entire Pilbara Region.
“Inadequate waste infrastructure has been a regional inefficiency for many years, posing a significant cost to industry and a barrier for economic growth,” said Cr White.
“Thanks to the support of Melissa Price MP, all our WA parliamentary members and Regional Development Australia (Pilbara), this project will now create a positive step forward for the entire Pilbara region.”
The new Regional Waste Management Facility will be built, and operate to, environmental best practice and is expected to be completed early 2020. Funding for $13m Facility is a collaboration from the Federal Government ($9m), Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project ($2m) and the Shire of Ashburton ($2m).