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Wreckage piles high at Tieri landfill site

The lives of many flood-affected families are piled high on the scrapheap at Tieri landfill.
The lives of many flood-affected families are piled high on the scrapheap at Tieri landfill.

THIS is a mound of broken memories – a last resting place where speckled bursts of colour belie the misery underneath.

It is the Tieri landfill where the lives of so many families have been thrown on the scrapheap.

Central Highlands Regional Council Commercial Services general manager Col Dziewicki said the landfill held about 12,000 cubic metres of debris cleared off the streets and trucked from Emerald after the record-breaking January flood.

“We believe the cost to ship to Tieri was assessed as cost-effective compared with the loss of landfill space in Emerald where space is limited,” Mr Dziewicki said.

“Council and the Central Queensland Local Government Association are still working with the Department of Environment Resource Management about the impacts of the new waste levy.”


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