Landfills and transfer stations are essential infrastructure for Australia’s waste future, providing facilities for materials aggregation and separation, recovery, and final disposal. Even as we move towards a circular economy, there remains a role, particularly in the short term, to effectively design and manage facilities to reduce the impact on the surrounding environment and increase recycling and recovery.
Julian Howard, SMEC’s National Manager – Waste and Resource Recovery will be presenting and has shared in a previous article, “There has never been a better time to work in the waste sector, with a range of projects and change underway. Individuals from various professional backgrounds can all play a role in the waste industry’s transition to a more circular economy.”
The Australian Landfill and Transfer Station Conference held by the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia provides a forum to share knowledge and discuss opportunities, pathways, and models to drive the industry forward.
Our Project Presentations
Options assessment and rehabilitation design for two coastal landfills in Port Fairy
Julian Howard (National Manager – Waste & Resource Recovery)
SMEC are preparing the strategy and design for the remediation of two former landfills located along East Beach, Port Fairy. This paper explores SMEC’s services in preparing the remediation strategy options assessment, revetment wall design, remediation design and community and stakeholder consultation to support planning approval and inform the construction tender for the required works.
Seymour landfill rehabilitation
Tanja Blazeka (Senior Associate Engineer – Waste)
Seymour Landfill’s rehabilitation initially commenced in 2018, however due to conflicts was unable to be completed and thereby left unattended for more than four years during which the existing capping layers deteriorated. This paper explores the projects design and stakeholders’ changes and associated lessons learnt.
For information on our waste and resource recovery services: Recovery & Waste Management – SMEC