Councils concur on clay plan

Agenda papers for its May 2 meeting sought approval from member councils to allocate $1.5 million in the 2013-14 budget for a tender for the next stage of clay lining at the Tamala Park facility.

‘The clay lining works is a requirement of Mindarie Regional Council’s licence and provides an affective barrier preventing waste from leeching out with the landfill and is not discretional,’ the report said.

All member council representatives, which includes councillors from the cities of Joondalup, Wanneroo, Stirling, Perth and Vincent, and towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park, approved the recommendation.

The MRC has since advertised the tender for the five-year contract with a May 31 deadline, and eight applicants attended a compulsory site visit last Tuesday, May 14.

The council will consider all tender applications in July.