In August last year, we entered a partnership with the City of Charles Sturt and resolved to construct our own Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
Our Councils are passionate about taking control of our recyclables and finding new ways to encourage and support local businesses and the circular economy.
Over the last few months our teams have been working rapidly to achieve some important milestones, including formally establishing the new subsidiary Central Adelaide Waste and Recycling Authority (CAWRA). We are now working through the governance arrangements for this body and establishing the Board.
The application to develop the MRF site in Kilburn was approved just before the Easter break and we are now looking for design and construction proposals. The site itself is also being prepared, through the relocation of Council vehicles and other storage items from the site. Despite all of the recent challenges, we are still aiming to commence construction of the facility later this year.
Construction of the MRF is our major project for 2020-2021, but this investment will pay off by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and allowing us to locally manage our recyclable materials.