Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot officially open

Victor Mayor Graham Philp and CEO Victoria MacKirdy with Marina Wagner, EO of FRWA and Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes and CEO, Glenn Rappensberg.
Victor Mayor Graham Philp and CEO Victoria MacKirdy with Marina Wagner, EO of FRWA and Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes and CEO, Glenn Rappensberg.

The Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot has officially had its new upgrades unveiled and is now considered a ‘high quality, modern waste and recycling plant’.

Officially reopening on September 11, key stakeholders were present at the unveiling to witness what the site is now capable of. Customer access has been greatly simplified, making each visit a easier process. An increased variety of diversion options means that recycling is not only easier, but more cost effective – in some cases, resulting in money in the customer’s pocket as an incentive for recycling.

The 35-year-old site hosts a number of waste/recycling related tenants and running costs are divided between both the Alexandrina Council and City of Victor Harbor. City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp said the facility upgrade is another example of councils working together to achieve great outcomes for their collective communities.

“The City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council have a long and proud history of working together to maximise the benefits for residents and ratepayers.”

While Mayor of Alexandrina Council Keith Parkes said the region will benefit greatly from the upgrade.

“The Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot has effectively serviced residents of the South Coast for many years. As our community grows, and technology and knowledge in environmentally sustainable waste and recycling practices have evolved, so has the need for a modernised facility.

The project is part of the Alexandrina Councils 2014 – 2023 Community Strategic Plan.