Golden Beach transfer station plan dumped

GOLDEN Beach’s proposed transfer station will be dropped from Wellington Shire Council’s current 10-year waste infrastructure plan.

At Tuesday night’s meeting council decided to adopt the recommendations of its briefing committee to remove the proposal from its plan.

The transfer station at Golden Beach was originally proposed to address ongoing littering and dumping problems during holiday periods.

However council has no suitable land, and the only land available for lease from Gippsland Water has vegetation issues.

The likely construction costs are estimated to be $350,000 to $400,000 with an annual operational cost of $96,000, at $1250 per tonne.

Council was advised all residences in the area enjoyed kerbside waste collection and therefore only small numbers of rural properties in area that would utilize the facility.

Council was also advised cooperation with Parks Victoria has dramatically reduced littering and dumping issues over holiday periods.

The closest transfer station at Seaspray is within 25 kilometres which council was advised meets acceptable industry standards for self-haul travel distance.