QCC has commenced a project to replace the existing Queanbeyan STP in order to provide a level of service that:
- conforms to acceptable standards for the protection of public health and the environment
- addresses the concerns of relevant regulators
- provides a sustainable outcome in terms of QCC sustainability policy and targets
QCC has committed to working with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) to pursue an Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating for the proposed new STP. The ISCA rating scheme provides a nationally consistent framework and terminology for defining sustainable infrastructure outcomes, and covers areas such as economics, governance and decision making, resource use, environmental emissions, land use, and stakeholder participation.
QCC intends that by implementing the ISCA sustainability framework it will be able to demonstrate (evidence) that project outcomes are an optimal balance between environmental needs, technical excellence, community benefit, and associated capital and operating costs.
To support this project, Queanbeyan City Council is seeking tenders from suitable companies for providing Sustainability Support Services. Please visit the council website for more information and for directions on downloading the tender documentation http://www.qcc.nsw.gov.au/#tender