We are pleased to announce that on December 16th 2021, the Independent Planning Commission approved the development application for the Kariong Sand and Soil Supplies construction and operation of a resource recovery facility processing up to 200,000 tonnes per annum of construction and demolition waste and a building and landscaping supplies facility. This project will inject more than $14.9 million into the local economy through construction of the facility alone.
This state-of-the-art facility will turn sand, soil and surplus building materials into 100% recycled landscaping supplies. We expect 75% of the materials we recycle to come from the Central Coast and close to 100% of recycled landscaping supplies will be used in the region. Aiming to be the largest recycler of sand, soil and building materials on the Central Coast, supplying local builders, landscapers and trades with quality aggregates, soil and mulches for building projects. The facility will accept and recycle sand/soil, timber, metals, concrete, bricks, tiles, asphalt, stumps and rootballs. No asbestos, smelly or hazardous wastes will be accepted. We will create local jobs during construction as well as at least 20 new jobs during operation as well as work for other local contractors.
Our team worked closely with the NSW Environment Protection Authority, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Central Coast Council, Jackson Environment and Planning Pty Ltd and the local community and community groups to ensure that all key environmental and planning matters were addressed in the application. The project has been approved as a State Significant Development and has undergone one of the most comprehensive environmental assessments in NSW for this type of project.
The development will include the clean-up and enhancement of the front 6 hectares of the site. The development also includes upgrades to Gindurra Road near the site access point, two weighbridges, construction of storage bunkers, buildings for waste receival, crushing and mulching activities, acoustic barriers, hardstand areas and internal roads.
The facility’s aim is to provide environmentally responsible solutions to maximise resource recovery. For decades, we have been committed to recycling. At Kariong Sand & Soil Supplies we aim to improve sustainability rates, and to contribute to a circular economy. This recycling facility will be a contributor towards the world’s global goal of zero emissions by 2050. The NSW Government has set an ambitious recycling target of 80% by 2030. The facility will play an important role in diverting waste from landfill and will contribute towards a sustainable future for the Central Coast.
The population of the Central Coast is forecast to grow by up to 20.6% between 2021 and 2041, resulting in a 26% increase in the number of homes required (37,950). This facility will help recycle materials from all of this building work in the region. The facility will provide competitive options for local businesses who currently have limited access to recycling centres, and can help to reduce illegal roadside dumping in the area.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the members of the community who expressed their overwhelmingly positive views on the facility, and we look forward to welcoming you to our facility once we are open for business.
Keep an eye out for our latest news posts where we will be announcing all the latest information as project proceeds.