Proposal to close three transfer stations

Published on 19 August 2022


Moira Shire Council recently conducted a triple bottom line assessment which included the social, environmental and financial assessments at all of its transfer station sites.

The results of this assessment recommended the closure of Strathmerton, Tungamah and Yabba transfer stations.

Acting Director Sustainable Communities Rosanne Kava said there were a range of reasons for this recommendation.

“Primarily, the significant investment in development and upgrading of these three transfer stations to meet best practice standards as well as additional operational budget now required to maintain these services to meet the requirements of the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Act,” Ms Kava said.

“The Strathmerton, Tungamah and Yabba stations also have low waste volumes and households will remain within a 10-20 minute drive of another transfer station.

“The Strathmerton and Tungamah communities have township kerbside waste and recycling collection already in place.

“We will be working closely with the Yabba community to implement options for kerbside waste and recycling collection following the closure to that transfer station.”

Council will be holding three drop in sessions for interested community members to come and speak with officers regarding this proposal.

• Strathmerton – Mailbox Café – Tuesday 30 August – 10am-12pm

• Tungamah – Community Service Centre – Middleton Street – Wednesday 31 August – 9am-11am

• Yabba – Yabba North Fire Station – 1/3 Railway Parade – Wednesday 31 August – 12pm-2pm.

“If the proposal to close the three transfer stations is accepted, they will likely close permanently in early 2023 with work to begin directly after in rehabilitating these sites,” Ms Kava said.

“I encourage anyone who is interested to come to one of the drop in sessions or go to our website for all the details and to have your say on this proposal.”

For more information and to have your say click here.