CONCEPT designs for the new Southern Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility planned for Redbank Plains have now been released by council.
The Southern Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility will be located at 831 Redbank Plains Road and council is now seeking community feedback on the proposed design.
Council has launched a Shape Your Ipswich page which includes a concept design, digital flyover and other relevant details about the Southern site.
Mayor Harding said this essential development marked a leap forward in waste management and animal welfare services for Ipswich, addressing critical concerns on over-capacity issue at Riverview and the flood-prone pound at West Ipswich.
“Additional benefits to the community have been included in the design including a tip shop to boost our circular economy and keep waste out of landfill as well as an education centre,” she said.
This centre will play a critical role in expanding resource recovery services for this rapidly growing area of the city, situated to address community’s concerns regarding wait times and travel distances.
The Resource Recovery Centre will incorporate cutting-edge technology and efficient workflows to reduce wait times, enabling customers to dispose of waste responsibly and promptly.
Council has committed to exploring innovative initiatives such as resident subsidy schemes, including the potential introduction of tip vouchers, to enhance the resource recovery experience and foster a sense of community involvement.
Cr Paul Tully said the Animal Management Facility component will cater to the needs of our beloved pets while implementing practices that reflect the city’s compassion and dedication to animal welfare,” he said. “The new facility will foster the humane treatment of animals and streamline services like licensing and lost pets.”