Ludwig dumps on tip delays
COUNCILLORS yesterday wasted no time in addressing the Rockhampton region's dump issues during the first meeting of the new year.
At the Health and Regulatory Services Committee meeting, Cr Bill Ludwig questioned whether there had been any progress in looking at a regional dump site.
This came after Commercial Services general manager Bob Holmes reported council officers were progressing with relevant documents for the preferred extension of the Yeppoon landfill site to cater for the region's waste needs for 20 years and beyond.
Mr Holmes also told the meeting a report about the proposed alternative site on Keppel Sands Rd would be tabled at the next meeting.
The region is no closer to knowing where its rubbish will go once the Lakes Creek Rd landfill puts up the closed sign at the end of next year.
The landfill question was one of the issues covered in a finance and strategic matters report tabled yesterday and dated November 30.
Mr Holmes said the report period was the lead up to the new waste levy.
"We survived the first couple of months of the new waste levy," he said.
Cr Ludwig wanted to know what progress there had been on the Benaraby landfill "back up" option, and the Bajool regional landfill proposal since a briefing he said was six months ago.
Crs Ludwig, Brett Svendsen and Glenda Mather all indicated they would like to attend future Central Queensland Local Government Association meetings to progress the idea of a regional dumpsite.