A message from Ipswich City Council

Thank you for taking the time to be informed about the proposed Remondis Waste to Energy Facility. Council has received a number of inquiries about the proposal and has prepared the below FAQs for your reference.

Council wants you to be informed and up to date on this project. It's important that the community has access to the right information. When the time is right, you can have your say on the proposed project through submissions to the State Government.

For the latest information see the Remondis website or the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s website.

Information about the proposal is available from the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s website, which can be found here.

The initial advice statement prepared by Remondis and submitted to the Queensland Government can be accessed on the website.

Information is also provided on the Remondis website, here.

This is the same information that council currently has access to.

Please regularly check the Remondis website to keep up to date on the progress.

For further information please contact Remondis on

P: 07 3167 1200

E: remondis@threeplus.com.au

https://www.remondis-australia.com.au/

The applicant for a coordinated project must prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Impact Assessment Report (IAR). The EIS is prepared in accordance with the terms of reference for the EIS. The process is outlined on the department’s website, here.

The State Government, together with the applicant, Remondis, controls all elements of public consultation for coordinated projects. In due course, the public will be invited to have input into:

  • The terms of reference for the Environmental Impact Statement
  • The draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • The revised Environmental Impact Statement (subject to the Coordinator-General)

Council has no details of when this consultation is likely to occur, however we expect that the State Government will advise the council and the community when public consultation commences.

Council will update this site when consultation commences. To receive updates automatically, please register with Shape Your Ipswich (top right) and then follow the project by clicking the 'Follow' button (below the page heading).

Community can have their say by contacting Remondis and your State Members of Parliament. Details are below:

Remondis

Lance McCallum MP, Member for Bundamba

Jennifer Howard MP, Member for Ipswich and Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Assistant Minister of State

Jim Madden MP, Member for Ipswich West

Charis Mullen MP, Member for Jordan

Jon Krause MP, Member for Scenic Rim

The State Government, together with Remondis will notify the community when a formal process for the consultation is to commence.

As the proposal is declared as a State Government Coordinated Project, Remondis, as the applicant will be required to get the tick of approval from the State Government through the EIS process.

The State Government’s interest in the project will relate to, among other things, those matters that the state has direct responsibility for should the project proceed, such as ensuring the project complies with state regulations when it comes to environmental impacts, noise, odour, water quality and emissions.

Only once the State Government has approved the project, will it come to council for assessment as a development application (against land use planning).

Like all development applications big or small, complex or simple; council cannot lawfully predetermine the decision until such time as it is presented to council. This could take up to two years depending on the State Government; and will only occur if the State Government approves the project first.

Council is focussed on getting information about the process and the proposal to our community, and ensuring that our community has the best chance to have their say on the proposal.

Council will have the same opportunities as the public to provide input, including:

  • The terms of reference for the Environmental Impact Statement
  • The draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • The revised Environmental Impact Statement (subject to the Coordinator-General)

At every stage, council will be advocating for the highest standards and rigour be applied to the assessment framework. In the first instance, council will develop a submission to the Coordinator-General about the drafting of the terms of reference. More information will be shared with the public on this in due course.

Thank you once again for showing interest in this matter. Ipswich City Council will endeavour to communicate further information on Shape Your Ipswich as it becomes available.