Veolia Australia and New Zealand has been awarded the $50 million contract for the operation and management of Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility (SBWMF) in Darwin.
Valued at $50 million over seven years, this is the largest ever contract signed by the City of Darwin.
Veolia operates six similar facilities across the country, processing close to 3 million tonnes of waste annually with a focus on sustainably managing waste to promote a circular economy.
Danny Conlon, CEO and managing director of Veolia Australia & New Zealand, said the company was delighted to be supporting the City of Darwin improve their environmental outcomes.
“Veolia has been operating in the Territory for over 40 years and currently employs over 80 staff. We have worldwide experience gained over decades managing waste management facilities with similar environmental and operational challenges. We look forward to working with Council on helping them achieve improved environmental outcomes”.
Scott Waters, City of Darwin’s CEO, said “the signing of this contract was a clear demonstration of City of Darwin’s commitment to improving the sustainability outcomes for the local community.”
“The awarding of this contract to Veolia, who are recognised as world leaders in environmental services, hails a new era in waste management in the greater Darwin region and highlights the importance that Council place on reducing emissions.”
“By increasing diversionary activities at the site, council is looking to promote efficiencies and encourage recycling and reuse of materials within our local economy.”
The contract for Veolia to manage SBWMF will commence on 31 March, 2020.
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