Ipswich City Council is building a new state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) that will improve waste management in our growing city.

With the Southern area of the city one of the fastest population growth areas and the existing Refuse and Recycling Centre at Riverview currently operating at over capacity, a facility is needed in the region to provide the waste management services that our community need.

The new facility will be located at 831 Redbank Plains Road, Redbank Plains.

A new animal management facility will also be located on the site to move the facility from its current flood prone location in West Ipswich.

Council has commenced drafting the design of the new RRC and would like to hear from community about what's important to you. This is the early stages of design and the final design could differ following input from community and further site analysis.

Take a look at the site layout, fly through video and benefits of the site and then share your ideas in the short survey.


Proposed site at 831 Redbank Plains Road, Redbank Plains

Overhead view of the site


The new Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility will be located at 831 Redbank Plains Road, Redbank Plains, strategically positioned to cater to the needs of residents in the southern and eastern region of Ipswich.

This site was carefully selected following a site selection analysis process and to ensure easy access and convenience for our community. You can find out more about what makes a potential location a viable site for a resource recovery centre here.

Travel distances

This map shows the projected 2031 Ipswich population. The two circles show estimated travel times to the new Southern Resource Recovery Centre and Animal Management Facility. The car hotspots show approximate travel times to the new centre.

Site selection considerations

Things that were considered in the selection of this location for the centre include:

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What can you influence by taking the survey:
  • Some design elements such as side or reverse parking, how the recovery centre might look and what might be available at the Recycle Mart/Tip Shop
  • User experience while visiting the site to improve customer service and accessibility
What has been decided:
  • The centre will maximise resource recovery and minimise waste to landfill
  • It has been approved that the resource recovery centre and animal management facility will be built on the Redbank Plains location site

Talk to us in person

The Resource Recovery team will be popping up in the community and joining Councillor Ireland and Councillor Madsen at some of their community matters sessions. Keep an eye out on this page for extra times.

Drop in and talk to us with any questions about the site, new facility or the design.