Project

Swanbank Waste to Energy Facility

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Swanbank Waste to Energy Facility

A $400 million waste to energy facility has been proposed by Remondis in Swanbank, 10km south-east of Ipswich in Queensland. The proposed facility would convert up to 500,000 tonnes of waste per year to generate up to 50 megawatts of electricity.

The proposal follows a June 2018 announcement by the Queensland Government that a waste levy will be reintroduced in the State from early 2019 onwards. Waste levies are applied to the disposal of waste into landfill, as such the introduction of a waste levy will make alternatives to landfill disposal – including waste to energy – more commercially attractive.

Key Dates

Jan 2024 Expected Construction Commencement

PROJECT HISTORY

Sep 2018 The proposal was announced by German waste management and resource recovery company, Remondis.
Dec 2018 Remondis applied for the project to be declared a Coordinated Project.
Jun 2020 The project was declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland Government, which triggers the requirement for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Waste & Recycling
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Media releases
2020/07/02
2020/06/20