In­stalling first pipes

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS | WELCOME -

THE first stage of un­der­ground pipes for Ma­roochy­dore’s high-tech au­to­mated waste col­lec­tion sys­tem are be­ing in­stalled, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from sys­tem designer and man­u­fac­turer En­vac vis­it­ing from South Korea to over­see the in­stal­la­tion.

The waste sys­tem is the first of its kind for an Aus­tralian CBD, and will be in­stalled in stages over the com­ing decade to make the 53-hectare Ma­roochy­dore City Cen­tre one of the clean­est and green­est in the coun­try.

Rather than us­ing wheelie bins, waste will be trans­ported from com­mer­cial build­ings and apart­ments at up to 70kmh through a 6.5km sys­tem of un­der­ground vac­uum pipes lo­cated be­neath the new city cen­tre.

Act­ing Mayor Tim Dwyer said in­stal­la­tion of the pipes was a mile­stone for the project and for the new Ma­roochy­dore CBD.

“It’s ex­cit­ing to see an in­no­va­tive, na­tion-first project like this tak­ing shape on the Sun­shine Coast,” Cr Dwyer said.

“This sys­tem will also ben­e­fit our en­vi­ron­ment and help make the Sun­shine Coast Aus­tralia’s most sus­tain­able re­gion by in­creas­ing re­cy­cling rates, as has oc­curred in sys­tems in­stalled over­seas.”


GO­ING IN: The first pipes are pre­pared for in­stal­la­tion.

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