Media Release: Sustainable construction – planning for the future
Kimbriki is moving ahead with the construction of its new administration office to allow space for the planned new Resource Recovery Facility to be built.
The current Kimbriki administration office consists of several temporary buildings that sit in the area designated for the construction of the new Resource Recovery Facility and need to be moved before construction can begin.
Kimbriki’s new administration office building will have many benefits and operational efficiencies with improved amenities for staff and site visitors including additional parking for the site; a bus turning bay; a circular access way to allow customers with trailers to drive in and out safely. The building has been designed to blend in with the surrounding bushland and to incorporate a number of sustainable features such as rainwater capture, on site waste water treatment and re-use, and energy efficient lighting.
Kimbriki is planning major improvements to its operations to enable increased resource recovery and these changes mean the current administration building needs to be moved and used elsewhere on site.
The key improvement is the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Facility, with the tender process underway.
This tender seeks interested parties to build, own and operate the Resource Recovery Facility to process household waste. Submissions will be reviewed by the tender evaluation committee which consists of Kimbriki management staff, representatives of the Shareholder Councils, and independent experts.
This exciting and important initiative is anticipated to provide significant benefits for all of the local residents of the Northern Beaches and Mosman including less waste to landfill; a reduction of 200,000 tonnes in greenhouse gases from waste transportation; and increased resource recovery. By establishing a local waste treatment facility for the local communities, a substantial amount of jobs will be created in both the construction (50-100 jobs) and operational phases (~30 jobs) of the project.
The construction of the Administration office is scheduled to be completed by end of February 2017, with all staff relocated by mid-April 2017.