Resource recovery

Hi Quality ACT Pty Ltd (Hi Quality) proposes to construct and operate an Integrated Resource Recovery Facility at 6-14 Tennant Street, Fyshwick.

The facility is a proposed multi-operational waste management hub that will receive, process, store and transfer a number of waste streams including:


  • Commercial and Industrial waste (dry);
  • Construction and Demolition waste;
  • Liquid waste (grease trap, drilling mud and oily water);
  • Wood waste;
  • Soil; and
  • Asbestos Containing Material (store and transfer only).

The facility will utilise new and existing infrastructure and buildings on the site to process and store these waste streams.

The Integrated Resource Recovery Facility will also provide for complementary site activities including a concrete pre-cast plant, a landscape yard and a maintenance workshop. Materials transported to the site are anticipated to total approximately 1.1 million tonnes per annum. A proposed layout of the project is provided below.


Facility Benefits


The facility will provide a number of benefits to the local and wider ACT community.

The project would make a significant contribution to resource recovery in the ACT through diversion of materials from landfill, in addition to generating products that are reusable in the ACT and wider region and facilitating job creation.

The facility will result in increased resource recovery of the highest volume waste streams generated in the ACT (including C&D, timber, concrete, asphalt and soils) and provide for beneficial reuse through making products from materials received and processed on site to supply the local and surrounding regions.

Being centrally located within the ACT and with sufficient size and appropriate zoning, the facility will become a centralised waste management hub that would result in reducing the overall waste management footprint within the ACT, thereby potentially reducing environmental and social impacts.

The facility will utilise proven waste treatment technology and will provide the ability to process some waste streams not currently available in the ACT.


Assessment Process


An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is currently being prepared to support a development application to be submitted to the Planning and Land Authority within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. The EIS will address the form and content requirements of the Planning and Land Authority. This includes specific technical assessments on the following key issues:


  • Transport Impact Assessment
  • Contamination Assessment and Independent Audit
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Noise and Vibration Assessment
  • Bushfire Risk Assessment
  • Ecological Assessment.

Community Input to the EIS


Hi Quality would like to provide you with the opportunity to provide an initial response and comment on the facility to address within the EIS. Initial comments can be submitted through the following methods.


  • Email us at fyshwick@hiquality.com.au
  • Write to Hi Quality ACT Pty Ltd, att: Proposed Integrated Resource Recovery Facility, 6-14 Tennant Street, FYSHWICK ACT 2609
  • Respond via our feedback form

To enable your input to occur with sufficient time to be incorporated into the EIS, we would seek to receive comment on the proposed Integrated Resource Recovery Facility prior to 13 September 2019.

Following this time, the Development Application and EIS will be lodged with the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate and placed on public notification to enable the proposal assessment to be further detailed to the community and stakeholders who may make further representations regarding the project.

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