The request for proposal was released in January 2023. The following tenders briefing saw a total of 13 companies and 24 people in attendance over 2 days in February which included site visits. Council anticipates seeing some very high-quality bids come through.
The project team has also commenced early community engagement which has included meeting the residents of Falcon Street in Palmerston which is where the entry to Palmerston Landfill is located, residents of Stafford Street in Hampden, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki and Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Pukerteraki.
The contracts have been awarded to Waste Management and Fulton Hogan.
Works have been completed on Falcon St Palmerston to place a sewer line to receive leachate from the planned fully lined cell. This will ensure any leachate from Project Reclaim materials is properly channeled and processed to protect the local environment, following best practice in this area. The existing unlined landfill cell will be capped, and the current leachate pond drained and filled, as part of the site works.
Waste Management will take possession of the Palmerston Landfill site on 1 November 2023, to begin the earthworks required to develop a new fully lined cell receive the remediated waste from the Beach Rd sites and Hampden closed landfill.