The NSW Government has shortlisted three groups to submit proposals to deliver an energy from waste facility as part of the Parkes Special Activation Precinct’s circular economy.
The government has undertaken to consider the priorities of the Parkes community in the establishment of a facility that will reduce carbon emissions by diverting waste from landfill, supports investment in the area and meets international standards for eco-industrial precincts. The proposed facility was identified as a key factor in attracting ongoing investment through the supply of reliable energy to support heavy energy users and achieve the precinct’s sustainability goals.
The three consortia shortlisted to submit proposals are: New Energy Corporation Pty Ltd; Veolia Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd, I-Environment Investments Pacific Pty Ltd; and Tribe Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd, Masdar Tribe Australia Pty Ltd, Acciona Concesiones S.L., John Beever (AUST.) Pty Limited and Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd.
In NSW, proposed energy from waste facilities are required to comply with strict new emissions standards set out in the NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Energy from Waste Policy Statement, that meet and exceed world’s best practice. The government expects to award the tender late this year when the successful proponent will apply for the relevant planning and environmental approvals.
An online Q&A session with energy from waste experts was held for the community last Thursday. The government said it would continue to work closely with Parkes Shire Council, stakeholders and the community throughout this process. For more information visit: rgdc.nsw.gov.au/precincts/parkes