OUR PLAN TO TREAT AND REUSE SOIL FROM THE WEST GATE TUNNEL PROJECT

Hi-Quality Group is proposing to build and operate a temporary facility within our existing Sunbury Eco-Hub that will treat and safely dispose of soil excavated by the tunnel boring machines on the West Gate Tunnel Project.

We have submitted the required documents to the Minister for Planning and EPA Victoria as part of their review of our proposal.

Hi-Quality Group’s Sunbury Eco-Hub is recognised as a Hub of State Significance No. 12 with 24/7 approved capability and has operated as a waste management facility since 2001. The site is used for recycling, landfill and processing of contaminated and non-contaminated materials for some of the state’s major infrastructure projects. The site also provides a vital service in major emergencies.

Hi-Quality is proposing to construct a purpose-built facility at the existing Sunbury Eco-Hub site, located at 570-650 Sunbury Road, Bulla. The facility would be specifically to store and treat soil excavated from the tunnel boring machines used on the West Gate Tunnel Project. It has been designed in line with the State Government’s recently released Environment Protection (Management of Tunnel Boring Machine Spoil) Regulation 2020 and the Best Practice Environment Management Guidelines (BPEM) and with oversight from EPA Victoria.

Hi-Quality Group is an Australian-owned, family-run business with 55 years of experience adopting and promoting sustainable best practice in quarrying, recycling and waste management.

COVID-19 Update: Hi-Quality Sunbury Eco-Hub has developed a COVID safe plan in line with the latest government guidelines and we continue to operate with the appropriate measures in place. We are committed to employing local people and are proud to continue providing much-needed jobs to the Sunbury and Bulla area.

We welcome feedback and enquiries.

About the Sunbury Eco-Hub

Hi-Quality Group’s Sunbury Eco-Hub is a best practice waste management and resource recovery facility. With the greatest capacity of any facility in Melbourne, it is vitally important when emergencies occur such as major bushfire events, heavy equipment accidents or industrial fires. This facility is licensed to accept prescribed industrial waste (PIW) and fulfils a vital community service in this regard and has a proven track record of safe waste management for over two decades.

We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with the community and key groups within Sunbury and Bulla, in particular with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation Council Inc.

We are committed to upholding the highest environmental standards and work in close collaboration with the Wurundjeri people and Melbourne Water to understand, preserve and improve our surrounding land and waterways, including Emu Creek. We adhere to strict environmental protection procedures to ensure our land can be reused for development long into the future.

About the West Gate Tunnel Project

The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge, providing a much needed second river crossing, quicker and safer journeys and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets.

You can find more information on the West Gate Tunnel Project at www.westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au