By Alesha Capone
Wyndham council will spend $1.485 million on 100,000 tonnes of clay, which is required for the construction of a new cell at the Werribee tip.
The council last week voted in favour of awarding a contract for the clay’s supply to ESG Bangholme Pty Ltd, conditional upon the source of the clay material passing final testing.
The clay will be used in the construction of cell six at the Wyndham Refuse Disposal Facility, which is located on Wests Road.
A council report into the new contract said an additional 10,000 tonnes of clay, worth $148,500, might also be required for the construction of cell six.
The report said that the ESG Bangholme quarry had previously supplied material to construct cell five at the Werribee tip.
The report said material from the quarry “is highly likely to meet the required technical and environmental properties”.
“The suitability of the material will be confirmed by laboratory analysis to be performed by council,” the report said.
“The contract will be awarded subject to confirmation that material meets the required specification.
The clay is due to be delivered to the tip by September 30.
The council received three quotations for the supply of clay for cell six at the Werribee tip, between March 31 and April 16 this year.
The report said the quotation from ESG Bangholme was the only one which conformed to the council’s requirements.