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  1. 1. wastemanagement capability w w w. m e i n h a rd t g ro u p . c o m
  2. 2. tableof cONteNts Company profile ................................................................1 total integrated SolutionS ..........................................2 1. Waste management ......................................................3 2. project experience .......................................................4 2.1 Strategic Advice ................................................................................. 4 2.2 Planning and Environmental Approvals .......................................... 7 2.3 Environmental Management ............................................................. 9 2.4 Waste Infrastructure .......................................................................... 11 Alternative Waste Treatment ............................................................. 11 Landfills .............................................................................................. 12 Resource Recovery Centres ............................................................. 14 2.5 Operational Reviews .......................................................................... 16 | WaSte management CapaBility Statement |
  3. 3. cOMpaNyprofile Meinhardt Consulting Engineers was Meinhardt’s project consulting services established in Australia in 1955 and focus on key market sectors including: now operates in 12 countries over four continents. pROpeRty > Urban land Development We are recognised as a leading global provider of planning, engineering and > buildings technology services. > industrial > leisure & Recreation > Retail > esD & sustainability > planning eNViRONMeNt > waste Management > Hydrogeology > contaminated soil > water Quality > environmental planning tRaNspORt > aviation London Beijing > Road Shanghai Dallas > Miami Rail Shenzhen Islamabad Macao Hong Kong the scope of services offered includes Bahrain New Delhi Lahore Hanoi master planning, feasibility studies, Qatar Dubai Karachi Bangkok Da Nang Manila benchmarking, energy audits, design, Abu Dhabi Chennai Ho Chi Minh documentation, tendering, Kuala Lumpur supervision during construction, Singapore commissioning, post contract evaluation Jakarta and asset management. these services are provided by our Brisbane offices throughout Australia, Asia, United Adelaide Sydney Kingdom and the Usa Melbourne | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 1 |
  4. 4. tOtalintegrated sOlUtiONs Meinhardt is one of the very few multi- the Meinhardt Group maintains a disciplinary firms operating on a global centralised knowledge base such basis. Our engineers work in an integrated as information technology, technical environment and hence appreciate the development, leading edge design interfacing requirements of all disciplines. solutions, just to name a few. This integration benefits our clients as a result of this structure our various by ensuring that solutions are fully disciplines can access and share all the coordinated and holistic. knowledge and technology gained and as a multi-disciplinary practice we provide developed by the offices at the various a total team approach to all aspects of geographical locations. this also enables engineering including building services, us to readily undertake national and civil, structural, facade, environmental and international projects in a single or multi- infrastructure. project office environment. Our philosophy is simple: our client’s Further details in the diversity of the needs are paramount. yet determining Meinhardt Group can be found on our those needs is rarely a simple task. in website – order to produce the ultimate engineering www.meinhardtgroup.com solution, we take the time to understand our client’s business and all relevant factors. the outcome is a solution that has the flexibility to cater for changing conditions and provide “added value” to the client. | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 2 |
  5. 5. 1. wastemanagement Meinhardt’s 15 years of experience in the the core capabilities which Meinhardt waste management industry has given us delivers in the waste management a unique position of leadership. industry are: we have delivered advisory solutions > Strategic Advice and developed engineering designs and > Planning and approvals for numerous waste generating, Environmental Approvals transfer, treatment and disposal > Environmental Management facilities, providing strategic assistance > Waste Infrastructure to governments, waste management groups, corporations and international aid - Design Development agencies. - Project Management Our team of engineering and > Operational Reviews environmental professionals has significant experience with: > waste transfer stations > Resource Recovery centres > alternative waste treatment (awt) facilities > composting/Organic waste treatment facilities > Waste Landfills Our priority is to provide environmentally responsible and economically sustainable outcomes for our clients. | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 3 |
  6. 6. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.1 StrategiCaDVice | Engineering Advisor to Victorian Our team integrated extensive research Municipal Waste Management Plans Advanced Resource Recovery Initiative from australia and overseas to provide (VARRI) information on mass balance flows and Meinhardt was engaged to develop the other environmental, social and a template for the development of a Meinhardt is providing engineering economic factors which will impact on waste Management plan by municipal advisory services to the Department of facilities utilising the five ARRT options. councils across the Metropolitan waste sustainability and environment (Dse) Management Region. and the Metropolitan waste Management as part of the team of technical advisors, Meinhardt staff worked to generate the template will assist councils within Group to assist in developing the business scenarios for the different types and the region to develop their plans to case for the establishment of up to eight volumes of feedstock that will need to be effectively and efficiently meet their needs, advanced Resource Recovery technology processed through the aRRt facilities in meet the information requirements of the (aRRt) facilities in Melbourne by 2016. the future. Feedstock composition has Metropolitan waste Management Group the business case is driven by the a major impact on the choice of aRRt and ensure consistency across councils to Towards Zero Waste Strategy of the process to be used and influences the assist with meaningful comparisons. Victorian state Government. to achieve scale of the opportunity and risks in Meinhardt undertook the following tasks to the target of 65% resource recovery from successful establishment of a facility. develop the template: Municipal solid waste (Msw) in Victoria, the food and organic fraction of Msw Meinhardt has also developed cost > agreed on the broad framework must be separated at the kerbside or the modelling for the capital and operational for the plans with the Metropolitan aRRt plants to deliver further reuse or expenditure likely to be necessary to waste Management Group recycling options or generate renewable design, build and commission aRRt > collected, reviewed and analysed energy. facilities using the five technology relevant federal and state options. this has included assessments government policies and strategies The VARRI project is a complex project, of greenhouse gas emissions and their to distill the relevant requirements which will reshape the waste management capture, detailed understanding of industry for Greater Melbourne and should > Reviewed a small representative screening and sorting requirements, as deliver significant environmental and sample of metropolitan local well as the management and disposal of economic benefits for Victoria. council waste management plans various contaminants, recycling and waste and the Metropolitan waste Meinhardt worked with a UK-based products. Management Group plan expert partner to screen almost 90 Overall we have provided support for > Make recommendations and aRRt processes against tailored criteria the development of the business case create content to assist councils to identify their applicability to the which will be submitted to the Victorian to generate the information, ideas, Melbourne waste market and the Victorian state Government cabinet for review and strategies and actions using the planning and environmental protection assessment in late 2009 and early 2010. template requirements. the output from the business case is > Development of the template for a resulting 15 aRRt processes were intended to be a procurement process for review by a local council reference evaluated further to arrive at a final five two aRRt facilities in Melbourne, which is group in two workshops and aRRt options for more consideration. expected to start in 2010. finalise the template based on Melbourne, Victoria feedback from potential users. Melbourne, Victoria | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 4 |
  7. 7. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.1 StrategiCaDVice | Barwon Regional Waste Management Plan 2006 Barwon Regional Waste Management Preparation of a Municipal Waste Development of Guide to Best Practice Plan 2006 – 2016 Management Plan for Mildura Rural at Resource Recovery and Waste City Council Transfer Facilities the Regional Waste Group Barwon project involved the development of Prepared For a framework for strategic regional waste Project No. 2562/00 Meinhardt was engaged to develop the project called for the development management planning for the short term Revision G a five year (2010 to 2015) Municipal of a best practice operational and April 2006 (5 year) and long term (20 year). the waste Management plan. this plan environmental guide to provide direction bRwMG includes 4 council areas and Prepared By Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd aims to provide long term direction for for the establishment and operation of covers an area of almost 7,000 km2 501 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel. 03 8676 1200 Fax. 03 8676 1201 waste management activities in the waste transfer stations and Resource supporting a population of approximately municipality in line with state waste Recovery centres through Victoria. 220,000. management policies and strategies, the guidelines needed to address all services provided by Meinhardt included: such as the Towards Zero Waste issues of relevance to transfer station Strategy (sustainability Victoria, 2005), operation and limiting the environmental > Development of a waste in the absence of a Regional waste and social impacts of the facilities, whilst minimisation recovery program Management plan. also allowing operators to run viable > Development of a program businesses and maximise resource for existing and future waste to meet the ongoing waste management recovery. management facilities needs of the municipality, the project utilises a consultation plan, to form the services provided by Meinhardt included: > Quantification of waste collected basis of all consultation with identified > Review of existing transfer station in public place litter bins and stakeholders and the community at large. guidelines and manuals provided identification of options for litter Such consultation identifies the key issues by operators management or requirements which the project needs > Identification of options for the > survey of a number of Victorian to address. the consultation plan also management of organics waste transfer stations to identify includes the opportunity for feedback on opportunities and limitations of the > evaluation of the impact of tourism proposed options prior to the completion guidelines on waste generation and existing of the draft plan. and future waste management > consultation with interested parties a Directions statement, developed in such as operators, council owners, systems conjunction with the client, is also being customers and relevant statutory > analysis of commercial and used to assist with the completion of the authorities industrial wastes received at landfill plan. the statement outlines the client’s and future management options > preparation of draft manual for waste management objectives and public comment and provision of a key feature of the project was the priorities; roles of different bodies and finalised guide for industry, local identification of opportunities for the interaction of relevant documents and government and community use bRwMG to best utilise resources key regional issues and challenges. the in developing waste management plan addresses key issues such as landfill The guide was the first comprehensive infrastructure. a comprehensive airspace available, waste minimisation guide to the establishment and operation community consultation process was and recovery opportunities and alternative of waste transfer stations in australia. conducted throughout the development of waste treatment options. Victoria, Australia this plan. Mildura, Victoria Geelong and surrounds, Victoria | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 5 |
  8. 8. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.1 StrategiCaDVice | Final Report . Gippsland Regional Waste Management Plan 2007 Gippsland Regional Waste > Development of a waste avoidance Other Projects Management Plan 2007 and minimisation strategy with > Development of a Market associated actions to achieve the project involved the development of Development strategy and PREPARED FOR specified objectives; a GIPPSLAND REGIONALstrategic regional waste framework for WASTE MANAGEMENT GROUP information reference site for > Development of a program environment australia management planning to achieve the for existing and future waste objectives of the Gippsland Regional > best practice environmental management facilities; waste Management Group (GRwMG). Management Guidelines: Reducing MEINHARDT INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT PTY LTD ACN 100 868 979 ABN 55 004 899 772 > Development of a litter prevention Level 12, 501 Swanston Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 The region comprises of sixCopyright member Greenhouse Gas emissions from P (03) 8676 1200 F (03) 8676 1201 and management strategy which Project No. 2564/02 councils: bass coast, baw baw, east Revision 00 August 2007 the waste Management sector – Gippsland, latrobe, south Gippsland specified actions to reduce litter in epa Victoria and wellington. the region’s population the region; and > preparation of the Organic accounts for approximately close to 5% > analysis of commercial and Recycling strategy for Metropolitan of the state’s population, with a significant industrial and construction and Melbourne for ecoRecycle Victoria influx of tourists and occasional visitors demolition wastes received > waste Minimisation action plan during the spring and summer seasons. at landfill and development of for electrical equipment and strategies for management of these services provided by Meinhardt included: appliance Manufacturing sector for waste types. > assessment of current waste ecoRecycle Victoria management systems, which a comprehensive consultation of > Preparation of Landfill included: stakeholders and the community was sustainability Guidelines 2004 for conducted throughout the development of Department of primary industries, - survey of each council area this plan. this included advertising in local water and environment, tasmania for information such as current newspapers, workshops and surveys of waste collection methods, > Development of waste Reduction key stakeholder opinions, the conclusions resource recovery operations and purchasing policies for from which Meinhardt collated into the and landfill operation and Department of state and Regional final plan. management systems. Development, Nsw - Determining routes of waste Gippsland, Victoria > preparation of waste Management movement within and out of the plans for Gosford and wyong shire region; councils for central coast waste - conducting site visits of each board, Nsw of the landfills and transfer > preparation of townsville Regional stations in the region and waste Management plan, determining if ‘best practice’ Queensland specifications were being achieved; and > identifying where improvements to waste collection practices could be made. | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 6 |
  9. 9. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.2 planningaND environmentalappROVals | SITA Alternative Waste Treatment Former landfill at Bolinda Road, Waste Transfer Station Site Search (SAWT) facility - Hallam Campbellfield - Master Plan for future Meinhardt was engaged to undertake waste management uses Meinhardt has been appointed by sita a search for sites that may be suitable environmental solutions to concurrently Meinhardt prepared a Master plan for for the development of a waste transfer obtain a planning permit and works the former landfill site at Bolinda Road, station for a commercial client in a defined approval for the development of a sita Campbellfield for Hume City Council area of south-east outer Melbourne. advanced waste treatment (sawt) to provide “best Value” outcomes for the review included: facility at the Hallam Road landfill in the community. the Master planning > Research and analysis of issues Hallam, Melbourne. process investigated opportunities for related to planning controls. improved resource recovery and waste services being provided by Meinhardt > access and site characteristics. management facility infrastructure for the include: site. > a review of the state > Development and submission of Government’s Urban Development planning permit Of particular note is the active landfill program annual Report on the gas collection and energy generation > Development and submission of supply and demand of industrial infrastructure at the site which creates environmental approvals land in Melbourne to assist in constraints for development. parts of the > support for sita during approval locating potential sites to be landfill, due to age, were not lined and so submission reviews by relevant assessed against the criteria management of leachate and reducing the authorities previously established. risk of groundwater contamination have been considerations in the project. > consultation with relevant council the construction of infrastructure that officers. promotes resource recovery and reduces Discussions have been held with key waste disposed to landfill has been stakeholders, including Council officers, a brief report was delivered which identified as a priority for Melbourne in parks Victoria, epa, Metropolitan waste outlined the results of the preliminary the state Government’s ‘sustainability in Management Group, sustainability investigations, including the site criteria action: towards Zero waste strategy’. Victoria, adjacent landholders and waste adopted, methodology, outcomes from the operators. the views of the community preliminary assessment, sites identified The SAWT facility will drive significant and adjoining commercial operators are and any recommendations regarding the reuse, resource recovery and energy currently being sought and will inform potential sites. generation from municipal solid waste (Msw). the development of the draft master Melbourne, Victoria plan. a range of tools are being used to Meinhardt’s role includes the management engage with stakeholders, including focus of all the planning and environmental groups and workshops, meetings and approval processes, as well as the discussions, notices in the local paper, provision of civil engineering input into the mail-outs and a public information session. design concept and the management of various specialists in relation to design, Campbellfield, Victoria noise, odour, traffic and landscape/visual aspects. Hampton Park, Victoria | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 7 |
  10. 10. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.2 planningaND environmentalappROVals | Warrnambool Transfer Station - Other Projects Planning Approval, Technical Advice, > enclosed composting facility – VCAT Evidence Research of planning history and Meinhardt completed a planning approval preparation of planning permit application for a waste transfer station in application for new infrastructure – warrnambool. Melbourne for private client > Extension of planning permit Meinhardt provided planning, for mid-sized waste transport environmental and engineering advice to company to enable development of the client in the application and throughout advanced c&i waste sorting facility the Vcat process. Our staff were – Melbourne for private client instrumental in providing key evidence on transfer station design, flora and fauna > Lysterfield Recycling and Waste assessments and planning advice. transfer station - preparation of town planning application for Warrnambool, Victoria wM waste Management services > calder Recycling and transfer station – preparation of planning application for Macedon Ranges shire council > pakenham advanced composting facility – preparation of planning application and works approval for the twigg Group, pakenham, Victoria > planning application and environmental management guidelines for regional landfill in stawell-ararat for private client | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 8 |
  11. 11. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.3 environmentalMaNaGeMeNt | Regional Landfill Clayton South Risk assessment on 12 former Environmental Improvement Plan – Landfill Gas Qualitative Risk landfills in and around the City of (EIP) preparation – Devilbend and Assessment Greater Geelong Heatherton Sands landfills Meinhardt was engaged to undertake a Meinhardt recently undertook a qualitative Meinhardt provided ongoing environmental landfill gas qualitative risk assessment at risk assessment of twelve former landfills service advice to Grosvenor lodge during the Regional Landfill in Clayton South. located within the city of Greater Geelong. their tenure as owners and operators of the project formed part of the works Potential hazards such as landfill gas the Devilbend and Heatherton sands required to manage landfill gas and migration, leachate contamination of Landfills. Services included regulatory minimise the potential risk of migration surface water and groundwater and compliance testing, general environmental offsite. exposure of hazardous wastes were advice, annual reports and preparation considered for each site. an update of environment improvement the objectives of the assessment were to plans. as part of each annual report > identify and assess any onsite and/ to determine the qualitative risk Meinhardt would undertake a review and or offsite risk to the air environment associated with each site available council update of the eip potentially posed by methane and environmental data was reviewed, a discharge from the landfill; site inspection was conducted whereby Mornington Peninsula, Victoria the surrounding environment and sensitive > assess the adequacy of any gas land uses were assessed. Factors such controls and monitoring to manage as types of wastes deposited, age of methane at the landfill; and; the landfill, landfill construction details, > where an unacceptable risk is surrounding geology, groundwater quality identified, recommend measures and sensitivity of surrounding land uses to reduce the risk to an acceptable were investigated. level. a qualitative risk assessment was A conceptual model of the landfill then conducted in consideration of identifying sources of landfill gas, transport australian/New Zealand standard for risk mechanisms, transport pathways and Management (as/NZs 4360:2004). each receptors/exposure pathways was identified hazard was assessed based on developed based on a desktop review the likelihood of the hazard occurring and of available information, a site visit the impact to the surrounding potential and landfill gas testing of landfill gas receptors. monitoring bores. an assessment of risk was conducted based on australian Geelong, Victoria standards were recommended and actions to minimise the potential for landfill gas to migrate offsite and impact on identified receptors. Clayton South, Victoria | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 9 |
  12. 12. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.3 environmentalMaNaGeMeNt | Essendon Airport - Environmental Rose Grange housing development - Other Projects Management Site Remediation > preparation of a number of Meinhardt has been appointed by Meinhardt infrastructure & environment environmental improvement plans essendon airport pty ltd, as the undertook an environmental site (EIP) for council owned landfills environmental Manager for the operations assessment for a large residential including Mount Alexander Shire, of the essendon airport site, after developmental site in werribee, Victoria Mitchell shire, city of Greater providing due diligence advice during the for the Dennis Family corporation. Geelong and Mildura Rural city bidding phase. as a result, Meinhardt was and for private clients’ landfills at the development will consist of Devilbend, Heatherton sands and commissioned to undertake the following: commercial, residential properties, Hallam. > preparation of a site environmental individual subdivisions and a retirement Management plan (seMp) for > best practice environmental village. The site is approximately 6 construction works Management Guidelines: Reducing ha in area and has reported elevated Greenhouse Gas emissions from > Detailed soil and groundwater concentrations of certain environmental the waste Management sector – environmental site assessments contaminants in surface soils resulting epa Victoria > waste audit for essendon airport from historical land use. Meinhardt has been engaged to remediate the site and > Review of Opportunities to reduce commercial buildings liaise with the epa appointed auditor Greenhouse Gas emissions from > Ongoing groundwater and the waste Management sector – overseeing the remediation. stormwater monitoring Australian Greenhouse Office > assessment of human health risk Specific tasks undertaken by Meinhardt > Greenhouse gas risk assessments posed to construction workers and included: and investigations for wellington commercial workers > Detailed soil sampling and shire council, south Gippsland > assessment of environmental risk environmental site assessment shire council, city of Greater posed to ecological receptors in > assessment of human health bendigo and city of Greater nearby creeks risk posed to workers and future Geelong > strategic advice on capping residents > water sensitive Urban Design strategies for on-site residual > strategic advice on movement of (wsUD) and recycled water and contamination contaminated soils stormwater reuse strategies and > preparation of environmental design at various property and land Meinhardt continues to provide ongoing management plans development sites around Victoria, strategic advice with regard to airport south australia and Queensland development including preparation of > preparation of Remedial action plan environmental management plans, > Management of site remediation and impacts of legislation and due diligence validation and environmental assessments. > as part of the site remediation, Essendon, Victoria contaminated soils were reused on less sensitive parts of the site. Werribee, Victoria | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 10 |
  13. 13. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.4 WaSteiNFRastRUctURe | Development of SITA Alternative Waste Biowise – Advanced Waste Development of Secondary Waste Treatment (SAWT) facility Treatment Plant Treatment Facility sita environmental solutions is the project for the western australian Meinhardt (in joint venture with cardno establishing a sawt facility on the side Water Authority was the first commercial bsD) were the project managers and of a current landfill in Western Sydney. scale forced aeration composting project environmental consultants in the creation, the facility will process 140,000 tonnes in australia. the project involved the development and outsourced operation annually and service contracts that sita infrastructure and process design of a of an alternative waste treatment has won to treat a wide range of inorganic compost system to process a mixture of (awt) facility to treat 100,000 tonnes of and organic wastes from liverpool and biosolids, food waste, green waste and municipal waste per year for the Mindarie penrith city councils. Meinhardt was structural wood waste. Regional council (MRc) in perth, western involved in the original tender submission australia. services provided by Meinhardt included: and has been retained by sita to project- > Determination of airflow design services provided by Meinhardt included: manage and superintend the construction of the facility. in addition, Meinhardt has requirements taking into > assessment of appropriate waste been appointed as principal consulting consideration biodegradability, processing technologies engineers to the project’s Design and moisture and heat removal > site selection and planning construct (D&c) contractor. requirements > evaluation of eOi submissions > Design of aeration and leachate services provided by Meinhardt include: > creation of concept designs collection systems > initial concept design to support > environmental approvals > Development of design parameters sita’s original tender submission management for a biofilter > project manager of Design > Management of tender process > Provision of specifications on optimisation study jointly with sita and negotiations for build Own instrumentation, controls and and the D&c contractor Operate (bOO) contract power requirements. > Negotiated commercial project > construction monitoring for MRc > structural design cost on behalf of sita with D&c > planning of developments on project tasks included assisting MRc contractor the site to select the preferred waste treatment > superintendent of construction technology to maximise resource recovery phase acting on behalf of sita Features of the project included from municipal waste. Meinhardt worked incorporation of biosolids generated on the assessment of expression of Meinhardt also provided detailed design as a by-product from the surrounding interest (eOi) submissions, modelling and civil engineering consulting services sewage treatment plants into the of kerbside collection options, site to the D&c contractor Development of the composting process, to create better use evaluations and management of the site includes a range of civil engineering of a resource, reduced landfill disposal, community engagement strategy. the and building structures such as concrete readily available nutrient source and value successful contractor will build own and and road pavement design and enhanced products operate the plant under a long term construction, large high-span warehouse structures, drainage, traffic management Perth, Western Australia contract with MRc. and environmental management systems. Perth, Western Australia Sydney, New South Wales | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 11 |
  14. 14. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.4 WaSteiNFRastRUctURe | Landfills at Lyndhurst and Hallam Eaglehawk Landfill Extension – Design Drysdale Landfill – Design, – Design and Construction Project and Construction, Hydrogeological Hydrogeological modelling and Management Analysis analysis and Construction The Project involves the design, Eaglehawk Landfill was the City of Greater Due to the city of Greater Geelong’s contract management and construction Bendigo’s primary municipal waste landfill. abundance of clay, Meinhardt supervision of multiple cells at two Due to a shortage of readily available clay recommended an alternative clay only large waste landfills, which are owned and a requirement to maximise airspace, liner (no HDpe as typically required by by SITA Environmental Solutions. Meinhardt proposed an alternative liner the bpeM). in developing the liner design Hallam landfill is licensed to receive design to the standard epa approved for this project Meinhardt undertook waste types such as putrescible, design. the alternative design substituted an assessment of potential leakage to solid inert and commercial/industrial, a 1 metre compacted clay liner with a 0.05 the underlying aquifer and impacts on security disposal and municipal solid metre Geosynthetic clay liner (Gcl). a nearby sensitive marine ecosystem waste (MSW). The Lyndhurst landfill using field measurements and numerical is the only landfill in Victoria which Significant groundwater modelling, soil simulations for both a clay only liner and a can receive Category B prescribed sampling and research were required composite HDpe/clay liner as required by industrial wastes, as well as accepting to demonstrate that the Gcl offered an the bpeM. Category C Contaminated Soils and equivalent environmental outcome to a Quarantine wastes. standard 1 metre compacted clay liner at to undertake this task Meinhardt used the eaglehawk site. a range of hydrogeological modeling Meinhardt has been providing design software including MODFlOw, Help and and supervision services at the landfills the alternative liner was ultimately landsim.Modelling demonstrated that the since the mid 1990s. Services provided approved by the epa due to the technical bpeM HDpe/clay liner did not offer any by Meinhardt include: justifications provided by Meinhardt. additional aquifer protection. the design council estimated a saving value of over > Development of conceptual and was eventually approved by an epa $200,000 on construction costs and detailed designs appointed auditor. income from the increased airspace. > preparation of contract documents, Following the approval of the liner tender review and contract Following the approval of the liner design, design, Meinhardt engineers designed management Meinhardt engineers designed and and documented the cells and provided > superintendent and clerk of works documented the cell designs and provided technical specifications and the roles technical specifications and Construction construction Quality assurance plan. Features of the project include the Quality assurance (cQa) plan. Meinhardt Meinhardt then undertook the third design and configuration of a grid of then provided third party cQa in party cQa in accordance with the plan. perforated drains under laying the accordance with the plan. Ultimately, council was able to save clay liner to control groundwater. The Eaglehawk, Victoria an estimated $1.2 million dollars in cell floor consists of clay liners and construction costs. associated perimeter compacted clay bunds. The more recent cells have also Meinhardt prepares the annual report incorporated the installation of HDPE for Drysdale Landfill including a and GCL Geosynthetic Membranes. hydrogeological analysis each year Lyndhurst and Hallam, Victoria Drysdale, Victoria | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 12 |
  15. 15. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.4 WaSteiNFRastRUctURe | Aceh - Design of new regional waste Lorong Halus Landfill Rehabilitation Other Projects facility Jorong Town Corporation (JTC), > preparation of annual licence Meinhardt was engaged by the United commissioned Meinhardt to undertake a compliance reports (including Nations Development programme (UNDp) feasibility study to review and evaluate hydrogeological assessments) indonesia, on behalf of the Multi Donor potential environmental hazards for council and privately owned Fund, to design a new regional waste associated with developing the landfill site landfills around Victoria including management facility. for industrial use and provide mitigation Melton shire, Mitchell shire, measures against landfill related hazards. wellington shire, Macedon Ranges the project included concept and detailed shire, swan Hill, Mildura Rural city, design of a new regional landfill and Lorong Halus Landfill was once city of Greater Geelong, Hume, transfer station to service banda aceh Singapore’s sole landfill and was operated sita environmental solutions and township and the surrounding district between the early 1970’s and the late Grosvenor lodge. of aceh besar, which has a combined 1990’s. considering the large area of now > concept and detailed design of population of approximately 300,000 vacant land since the landfill’s closure, Tamala Park landfill for Mindarie people, for the next 15-20 years. the Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) was Regional council, wa considering redeveloping the land for to ensure the operation of the facility was > Preparation of Landfill industrial use. sustainable the design did not include any sustainability Guidelines 2004 for mechanical treatment or pumping. the a number of studies were completed Department of primary industries, design included provision for a new clay assessing the environmental condition of water and environment, tasmania lined landfill which allowed leachate to the land and the possibility of restoring > Development of environmental freely drain into the leachate treatment the site to green space. consideration improvement plan (eip) and system. the leachate treatment design was also given to the potential human Rehabilitation plan for Mildura included a series of clay lined lagoons health risks that the landfill may pose to landfill for Mildura Rural City and constructed wetlands to achieve the commercial development in singapore. council treatment objectives. the design also Jorong, Singapore > Hydrogeological assessment at included all supporting site infrastructure including a composting pad, resource Kilmany landfill for Wellington recovery centre and waste transfer shire council in support of works facilities, oil drum store, gatehouse with approval application weighbridge, workshop, administration > Review of detailed design of Kuala building and training centre. a transfer Langat landfill and hydrogeological station was also designed for the former and air modeling for environmental landfill site in Gampong Jawa, Banda impact assessment for worldwide aceh to allow bulk haul of waste from the landfills in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia city to the regional facility approximately 30 kilometers away. Banda Aceh, Indonesia | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 13 |
  16. 16. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.4 WaSteiNFRastRUctURe | Stonnington City Council Depot Development of Drysdale Resource Redevelopment of Darebin Resource upgrade and new Waste Transfer Recovery Centre Recovery Centre Station the city of Greater Geelong wanted to Darebin city council and Outlook Meinhardt worked with stonnington city create a best practice operation at an environmental were aiming to create a council to upgrade the main council depot existing landfill and this involved the best practice facility at the end of the with many council services co-located establishment of a new resource recovery redevelopment of the Darebin Resource with a new waste transfer facility at the centre (RRc) for domestic and commercial Recovery centre. the project involved a site. the centre-piece of the development waste customers. the RRc was designed redevelopment of the entire site including is a state of the art resource recovery to enable domestic self-haul customers master-planning to ensure efficient centre including a waste transfer facility and contractors with light commercial operation, a number of new drop-off, for Municipal solid waste (Msw) and loads to be diverted from the tipping face disposal and recycling areas and a new a drop-off area for domestic self-haul of the landfill and maximise resource Recycled Goods shop. waste, which has inbuilt resource recovery recovery from the waste stream. opportunities. the layout of the site had not been the project involved site investigations master-planned previously and had the waste transfer station was designed and analysis leading to the design of a been developed in phases over the to include a walking floor and compaction 10 bay “sawtooth” layout with significant previous 20 years. a major upgrade to equipment for bulk transfer in trailers to retaining walls, large roofed drop-off the infrastructure was necessary, as well landfill. The waste transfer station also areas, designated recycling areas and as the installation of new equipment to includes a resource recovery area for efficient customer traffic routes. increase resource recovery from the domestic self-haul waste which uses a waste streams. Drysdale (Geelong), Victoria “saw-tooth” wall design with six bulk bins and designated areas for separation of a new drop-off area for domestic and recyclable materials. commercial solid inert waste was designed to include a 30m long walking in the construction phases Meinhardt floor pit feeding a compaction unit to was responsible for concept and detailed gain waste transport density efficiencies. design of all services, infrastructure, a large roof was also built over the new buildings and environmentally sensitive drop-off area to protect customers and design such as rainwater recycling and staff from the elements. landscaping. Meinhardt assisted with layouts and Malvern, Melbourne advice during the master planning and acted as superintendent during the construction of the new infrastructure. Reservoir, Melbourne | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 14 |
  17. 17. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.4 WaSteiNFRastRUctURe | Hornsby Transfer Station & Waste Development of Island West Transfer Development of Kowloon Bay Management Strategy Station in Hong Kong Transfer Station the project established a blueprint The project involved the excavation of two Kowloon bay transfer station was the indicating feasible targets for waste caverns and access tunnels of 35,500m3, first municipal waste handling centre to minimization, plant operations and together with service and administration be built as part of the Hong Kong regional facilities for the processing of hard waste buildings at Mount Davis western for government’s waste management and composting of green waste into a swire sita’s new waste transfer station strategy. Designed to handle 2,200 tonnes saleable product. Meinhardt provided serving Hong Kong island. per day of municipal refuse, the transfer a concept design and financial model station facilities comprise six push-pit processing 1,000 tonnes of waste per for a waste transfer station to provide and compactor stations where refuse is day, the transfer station’s prime function council with independence in solid waste compacted into sealed containers within a is to receive waste, delivered by waste management and a potential $1.2 million fully enclosed building. weighing facilities, collection vehicles and compact and load saving per annum. vehicle washing and maintenance it into containers which are then shipped workshops are also provided on the site. services provided by Meinhardt included: . by purpose-designed vessels daily to the > current waste Management audit. landfill on the mainland. The construction Meinhardt Mouchel was appointed as lead formed a cavern within the mountain for consultant for the client’s tender and on > evaluation of current waste stream. the tipping and compacting processes, award of contract, for the detailed design > waste stream Modelling. plus two 80-metre long access tunnels to and construction management of this > Resource Recovery/ waste transfer facilitate the delivery and removal of the design, build and operate contract. Option evaluation. compacted waste. particular challenges were the ventilation, smoke extraction, Dust, odour, noise and wastewater were > Green waste composting identified as key environmental issues by assessment. and air and smoke monitoring in the damp environment. the client and Meinhardt. strict measures > Financial analysis. for their control were incorporated in services provided by Meinhardt included the design to meet the environmental Features of the project included the concept and detailed design of all protection Department’s requirements. a identification of a least cost waste infrastructure to relevant international fast-track programme was adopted, such management strategy leading to a $14 standards and technical support for that performance testing commenced million present value saving over the life of design of ventilation systems for air within 15 months of award of contract. the development. quality control, gas detection and smoke extraction purposes. Hong Kong, China Hornsby, New South Wales Meinhardt achieved substantial savings for the operator by changing a single cavern scheme to two smaller caverns, which reduced the construction costs as well as fire compartmentation volumes, which led to lower costs for design and installation of fire detection and prevention equipment. Hong Kong, China | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 15 |
  18. 18. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.5 operationalReViews | Wellington Shire Council - Waste Melton Recycling Facility - Best value Operations and OH&S review of Management Services Contract Review Review and Enhancement Study Whitehorse Waste and Recycling Centre Meinhardt was engaged by wellington the shire of Melton council commissioned shire council to review the waste Meinhardt to review the operations, the facility had been built and opened in management services contract infrastructure, customer use and behaviour the early 1980s and had not had a major which covers the delivery of kerbside and performance of the Melton Recycling “overhaul” since that point. whitehorse collections and the management of rural Facility (MRF) in 2005. the review was city council wished to upgrade the and regional landfills (3) and transfer necessary to enable council to consider facility to minimise perceived OH&s stations (8) for a ten-year period. the future upgrade and development options risks, improve the accuracy of charging previous contract was reviewed in light for the site and future contractual options customers, domestic and commercial and of council’s updated requirements, for external contractors managing the to provide the necessary repairs to pieces significant policy and structural changes facility. of key infrastructure. in the waste management industry over Meinhardt was commissioned to carry out Meinhardt provided a detailed assessment the past few years, and consolidations the following tasks in the study: of the existing infrastructure, policies and amongst commercial waste management > Review of infrastructure and procedures and behaviour of staff and companies. operational procedures against customers as they interacted at various Council’s ambition is to maximise resource ecoRecycle Victoria best practice points on the site. a number of OH&s recovery and increase diversion of guidelines issues and traffic management risks waste from landfill across the Shire and were identified as well as opportunities > Review of financial and operational Meinhardt worked with council to review for repairs, maintenance and upgrades. performance of the MRF operations of all sites and the business the report provided guidance to council model of outsourced management of the > assessment of current and future officers on the necessary upgrades, as landfill and transfer stations. As a result, a requirements of the facilities, well as providing a justification for capital number of recommendations were made including enhancements expenditure, on potential upgrades to the contract > Future expansion possibilities for Following the conclusion of the review structure. the facility Meinhardt was retained to convert the Following this review Meinhardt was > consultation with the community assessments into concept and detailed engaged to manage the Expression and stakeholders rating usage, designs for upgrades and repairs to the of interest phase of the new contract satisfaction and suggested waste management infrastructure. this and select a shortlist of tenderers. improvements allowed contractors to gain the insights working with Deacons, Meinhardt then > assessment of hard waste necessary to provide accurate prices. produced the new contract and tender collection methods in the shire the core team at Meinhardt then documents for the tender process. a new as could impact waste volumes continued to provide support during the contractor was selected in January 2009. processed by the MRF tender phase, and ultimately provided Meinhardt is confident that resource > Development of a future financial project management and supervisory recovery rates can be improved through model for operations of the site roles on behalf of council during the financial incentives built into the contract. Melton, Victoria construction phases. Gippsland, Victoria Vermont South, Mebourne | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 16 |
  19. 19. 2. projeCtexpeRieNce | 2.5 operationalReViews | Aceh- Preparation of Operational Other Projects Waste Management Plans for Regional > Review and revision of Operations Landfill Sites and Management contract for five Meinhardt was engaged by the United landfills for East Gippsland Shire Nations Development programme (UNDp) council indonesia, on behalf of the Multi Donor > waste assessment for upgrade Fund, to evaluate the operation of 13 of a commercial waste recycling regional landfill sites in throughout 11 facility for a commercial client in districts in aceh and Nias, indonesia. Melbourne the evaluation included a review > Needs analysis for integrated of current waste management Resource Recovery Facility systems, landfills and waste collection for barwon Regional waste operations, existing landfill capacity and Management Group environmental risk posed by the landfills. > waste audit of operations of the Those landfills that posed a significant sydney Opera House, Nsw environmental risk or were likely to run > preparation of Needs analysis for out of airspace within 3-5 years were an integrated Resource Recovery identified for replacement. Meinhardt centre for city of Greater Geelong then completed negative constraints Gis mapping to identify suitable site locations for a new facility. Meinhardt prepared concept landfill designs for new cells at existing sites to extend landfill life and for the identified new sites. to assist the 11 district waste management authorities, Meinhardt prepared strategic waste Management plans for each district identifying long, medium and short term actions. Meinhardt also prepared Operational waste Management plans and environmental Management plans for each site to assist the local authorities improve their landfill operations and reduce environmental risk. Banda Aceh, Indonesia | WaSte management CapaBility Statement p. 17 |

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