Swanbank Energy from Waste Plant

REMONDIS wants to invest $400 million in a more contemporary and environmentally-friendly way of managing the local waste that will arrive at its existing Swanbank landfill over the next 40 years.


REMONDIS’ proposal is to divert up to 500,000 tonnes of waste received at its landfill each year to a $400 million best-practice ‘Energy from Waste’ (EfW) facility to generate electricity. It is proposed as part of a precinct that will ultimately include other recycling activities such as organics and plastics recycling.

This is an opportunity for Ipswich to benefit from REMONDIS’ global experience, and other successful European and UK facilities, and incorporate EfW as part of the solution to modern, sustainable, waste management.

Adopting EfW technology ensures that wastes that are not able to be recovered and recycled by other means are not sent to landfill and, instead, are put to beneficial use.

Diverting these wastes into a best-practice EfW plant also reduces the environmental problems of landfill - such as leachate, greenhouse gas emissions, and odour - and will increase recycling rates through complementary education and awareness campaigns.


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The Project Assessment Process

Terms of Reference

The Queensland Coordinator General is preparing the Terms of Reference that inform the social, environmental, and other matters REMONDIS must address in the Environmental Impact Statement.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

REMONDIS undertakes the technical studies required by the Terms of Reference to assess the potential adverse and beneficial environmental, economic and social impacts of the project.

Environmental Impact Statement evaluation

The Queensland Coordinator-General assesses REMONDIS' Environmental Impact Statement, and submissions from the public.

For more information about the Coordinated Project assessment process, visit the Coordinator-General’s website for this project.

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Waste at Swanbank

Best practice waste recovery is part of REMONDIS’ long-term vision for its Swanbank site.


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Energy from Waste in urban areas

Energy from Waste plants are part of the urban landscape across modern, global, cities.


Air quality

International Standards for Energy from Waste facilities place strict controls on air quality.


Odour

Energy from Waste is an enclosed operation and will produce less odour than current landfilling activity.


Environmental outcomes

Advanced waste management systems combine prevention, recycling and Energy from Waste.


How Energy from Waste works

Energy from Waste is a sophisticated and highly regulated means of treating residual waste.


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13
November

Information Pop-Up

CANCELLED BY VENUE

Our planned information pop-up at Collingwood Park Shopping Centre was unfortunately cancelled by the venue. More events are planned.

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January
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December

Visit the REdiscovery Hub

Our site is open to school and community groups by appointment. To book an excursion to our REdiscovery Hub at Swanbank, or for more information, click HERE.

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January
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December

Request a stakeholder briefing

We’re inviting local businesses and groups to meet with us about the Swanbank Energy from Waste proposal. To book a meeting or to ask a question please call or email us: 

Recent engagement events

9
November

Information Pop-Up

Redbank Plains Community Centre

We held an information pop-up at Redbank Plains Community Centre for Centre members to access information about our Energy from Waste proposal.

30
October

Information Pop-Up

Ripley State High School (P&C)

We held an information pop-up at Ripley State High School P&C's movie night to enable parents and members of the community to ask questions about our Energy from Waste proposal and broader vision for reducing landfill and increasing recycling rates in Ipswich.

24
October

Information Pop-Up

Ipswich Showplace Markets

We were at the Ipswich Showplace Markets talking with the public about our Energy from Waste proposal and our REdiscovery education program which aims to increase recycling and reduce waste at the source (at home, at school or at work).

9
October

Information Pop-Up

Ripley Community Markets

We were at the Ripley Community Markets talking with marketgoers about how local waste is currently managed at our Swanbank landfill, and our proposal to divert those wastes that have no other treatment option – i.e. wastes that are not able to be recovered or recycled - away from landfill.

30
July

Information Pop-Up

Riverlink Shopping Centre

We held an information pop-up at Riverlink Shopping Centre so shoppers could ask questions of, and talk with, our project team about the challenges and opportunities of managing Ipswich’s waste - now, and in the future.