Pipes arrive in Maroochydore for Australian-first automated waste collection system
The first shipment of pipes for Australia’s first, high-tech, automated waste collection system for a CBD has arrived in Maroochydore, ahead of construction on the first stage starting later this year.
The waste system will be installed in stages over the coming decade and will make the 53-hectare Maroochydore City Centre one of the cleanest and greenest cities 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 Australia’s newest city centre.
Project teams from Sunshine Coast Council and SunCentral Maroochydore joined representatives from system designer and manufacturer Envac, who flew from South Korea, yesterday to inspect the pipes and other materials.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said he was pleased to see preparations for the first stage of construction progressing.
“This is an exciting point of the project, as we get ready to install the first pipes in a few months,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“I’m very proud our Sunshine Coast is leading the charge in Australia with this innovative waste collection solution and I’m sure other cities and major urban projects will soon be following in our footsteps.