Eurong Waste Transfer Station on K'gari (Fraser Island)

Fraser Island Council has adopted a new ten year waste strategy for K’gari (Fraser Island), which will include an upgrade to the Eurong Waste Transfer Station and improve facilities at Happy Valley and Orchid Beach. 

The K’gari Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2023-2029 was developed in partnership with key stakeholders including the Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, the Butchulla community, island residents, tourism operators and visitors, and was adopted at the Council meeting on 27 July 2022 

Fraser Island Council Councillor Darren Everard said the plan will help to improve waste management and resource recovery on the island. 

“The strategy aims to protect and conserve the world-heritage and cultural values of the island as well as guide the allocation of funds and the timing of projects,” Mr Everard said. 

“Key actions include upgrading the Eurong Waste Transfer Station (WTS) to mitigate risk associated with legacy waste practices and increasing resource recovery opportunities for a wider range of waste streams, including the introduction of commingled recycling bins.

Mr Everard said that eventually the current facilities at Happy Valley and Orchid Beach will be replaced with bin compounds

“Waste services on the island are a shared responsibility,” Mr Everard said.

“Services for residents in the villages are coordinated by Council while Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service looks after services for the thousands of tourists who flock to the island each year.”

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