Transpacific Industries Group subsidiary Cleanaway has partnered with Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation to build a $17.5 million waste management facility in the Pilbara region to service the growing waste and recycling needs of the resource industry.
The state-of-the-art waste management facility will have the capability to collect and process large commercial quantities of solid and liquid waste.
Cleanaway General Manager Gavin Denness said its strong relationship with the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation enabled Cleanaway to build the much needed waste and recycling management facility on indigenous land to service the Pilbara’s resource industry.
The planned facility will ensure local construction and demolition waste can be processed closer to where it is being generated, thereby reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting the waste approximately 1,200 kilometres from the Pilbara to Perth.
The facility will include a weighbridge, a 460m² administration and operations office, bioremediation area, truck maintenance workshop, tank farm, purpose built dangerous goods bunded area, bunded slab for quarantine materials and a solid waste sorting shed.
Cleanaway awarded the tender for the construction of its new facility to leading Western Australian-based property and construction group, Pindan for its strong links to the Karratha region and proven project experience in this area.
The site will be built on Ngarluma country on Warlu Way, Karratha under a commercial land use agreement with the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation.
Cleanaway’s long-term and mutual partnership with the Ngarluma people includes a 25-year lease agreement from the land site between the business and Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation.
The agreement will assist the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation to achieve economic and employment realisations through the land lease and a guarantee of four employment opportunities for the Ngarluma people.
Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation CEO, Paul Stenson said the relationship was a significant milestone as it allowed the creation of a partnership, which would benefit both Ngarluma people and the broader Pilbara community.
Construction of Cleanaway’s Karratha waste and recycling management facility will commence in early 2014.