RESIDENTS are being asked what factors council should consider, including potential location, in delivering a new resource recovery centre in the city’s western region.
The current Rosewood Recycling and Refuse Centre is more than 30 years old, operating above capacity and not suitable to meet the city’s future resource recovery needs.
Council’s recently released Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan included the construction of two new resource recovery centres – one in the city’s Southern region, the other in the Western region.
Cr Paul Tully said we recently had a stark reminder that the Rosewood centre is stretched beyond its original design capacity when a subsidence issue prompted significant service adjustments.
“The centre remains open and safe to use and will continue to operate in the interim, but the Rosewood-Thagoona-Walloon corridor is one of our city’s fastest growing areas, expected to house more than an additional 60,000 people over the next 25 years,” he said.
Consultation is open on Shape Your Ipswich from 17 July to 14 August.