Waste facility continues to have green light
Council will continue to operate Tamborine Mountain's green waste facility in its current location at Knoll Road after careful consideration of a petition by local residents.
Signed by 32 residents of Knoll Road, the petition tabled at Council's Ordinary Meeting in June called for the relocation of the Mountain's green waste facility based on its proximity to a national park and the Main Street precinct and its potential inaccessibility following a natural disaster.
Corporate and Community Services Chair, Cr Virginia West, said the free service afforded to Tamborine Mountain residents by the green waste facility was highly valued by the wider Mountain community.
"Since Council's decision in 2011 to continue the use of the Knoll Road facility as a transfer station, $445,000 of capital works has been expended in upgrading the facility, which has a total asset value of more than $1.2 million," she said.
"Relocating this facility would be operationally and economically unfeasible for Council and inconvenient for the vast majority of users."
Cr West said Council had addressed all of the issues raised in the petition.
"To date, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has been satisfied with Council's management of weeds within the buffer zone of the transfer station and the Knoll Road National Park," she said.
"Vehicular access to the transfer station on Knoll Road was taken into account by the designers of Tamborine Mountain's Main Street upgrade and, in the past five years, there have been very few instances when the transfer station was not accessible to residents."
Cr West said that the very nature of Tamborine Mountain meant the facility received the region's highest volume of green waste for recycling.
"More than 7400 cubic metres of green waste are mulched at the site each year, around half of which is re-used by residents in their gardens," she said.