COMPLETE Urban were engaged by the City of Gold Coast to project manage and deliver concept design, preliminary design and detailed design (including construction documentation) for a new waste transfer station and recycling and drop off centre at Reedy Creek. The facility was designed to service a population catchment of 200,000 with an annual throughput of 50,000 tonnes.
The facility includes a recycling drop off and resource recovery area, green waste and construction and demolition waste pads, saw tooth waster transfer, recycling storage and hardstand area and a recycling retail store and yard. In addition, the site also provided dual weigh bridges, bypass lanes, buildings and site offices.
The Reedy Creek site presented a number of constraints that required careful resolution. These included:
The following issues were successfully managed by COMPLETE during the design process:
The Reedy Creek Waste & Recycling Facility won the Waste Management Association of Australia’s 2015 Transfer Stations Excellence Award.