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.
|Jan 2024||Expected Construction Commencement|
|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).|