Council sets cash limit on new dump
ROCKHAMPTON'S share of the cost of setting up a regional landfill could reach $4 million.
That is the maximum figure the city council is setting itself in a worst-case scenario as it races to find a site before the Lakes Creek Road dump fills.
Cr Tony Williams said the cost of a regional landfill could be anywhere between $6m and $13m, depending on where it was located.
Options include a site between Rockhampton and Gladstone and open-cut mine voids in the Duaringa Shire.
A big problem facing the council is the Environmental Protection Agency setting a closing date of 2011 for the Lakes Creek Road dump while a regional landfill would not be ready until 2013.