This is an on-going project, the Envac system is not in operation yet. Once it is up and running, these are the expected results:
City workers and residents will never have to walk past rows of wheelie bins or be woken early by noisy garbage trucks in the Maroochydore City Centre.
Common aspects of waste collection such as odours and vermin will be avoided, and the costs of daily street cleaning will be reduced.
The Envac system will help improve the area’s infrastructure as waste is collected and transported in an underground pipe network, not on the streets. This will reduce waste collection traffic with heavy vehicles remarkably, and make the living environment quieter, cleaner and safer.
The first phase of the system, which includes the collection station, is due to be completed in 2019. The entire development will be completed in 2041.