North x North East have been engaged by municipal Councils in north east Victoria to manage their landfill rehabilitation processes. Successful landfill rehabilitation requires diligent design assessment, thorough planning review and systematic construction project management to ensure compliance with stringent EPA requirements.
Alpine Shire Council engaged North x North East to project manage the design finalisation and construction management of Stage 1 of the Porepunkah Landfill Rehabilitation project. Stage 1 works included a low permeable clay cap of 30,000 cubic meters spread over 3 cells, temporary capping of 2 cells and remodeling 3 cells for stage 2 works. A key factor to this project’s success was North x North East implementing quality assurance systems enforcing compliance with the stringent construction regulations of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
North x North East have subsequently been awarded the design of Stages 2 and 3 with construction of Stage 2 set to commence in 2019.
Mansfield Shire Council originally awarded North x North East a contract for the procurement and evaluation of contract services including; surveying, design consultant, EPA appointed environmental design auditor, hydrologist, GITA and civil works contractor.
North x North East were subsequently awarded the position of project manager for the implementation of the landfill rehabilitation. During the design process North X North East were able to affect design variation with the auditor and EPA providing significant project cost savings and enabling crucial stormwater drainage and gas monitoring wells to be brought forward on the project. Works on the landfill cap were completed within the EPA PCPAN specified time and within the Council allocated budget.
Landscaping works are now being undertaken to establish a vegetative cover for erosion control.
A key waste management facility for Alpine Shire Councils Myrtleford and surrounding communities, the Myrtleford landfill has been operating since 1990 and accepted approximately 110,000 cubic metres of waste. In 2017 Alpine Shire Council surrendered their licences to the EPA and engaged North x North East to manage the rehabilitation process.
North x North East have procured the consultant team and facilitated the design process including auditor review and EPA approval. In 2019 Stage 1 procurement of construction contractors and construction works will commence.