Tyalgum Waste Transfer Station

Consultation has now concluded.  More information about the future use of the site will be communicated as it becomes available. 


Council has resolved to close the Tyalgum Waste Transfer Station at the end of the 2013/2014 financial year and establish a scenic lookout on the site.  (See the Updates section for further detail.)

The proposal to close the site was informed by a number of factors, including:

  • Low usage of the facility due to the expansion of Council's domestic bin collection service; and

  • Poor economic return - the site is currently operating at a substantial cash deficit, costing over $70,000 a year to run, but generating an income of just $9000 per year, an average of $175 per weekend.

Council sought feedback from the Tyalgum community about its preferred options for the future use of the site including a proposal to establish a scenic lookout. 

This Your Say Tweed page was established to collect your ideas and feedback and to keep the community informed throughout the decision-making process. 


Council has resolved to close the Tyalgum Waste Transfer Station at the end of the 2013/2014 financial year and establish a scenic lookout on the site.  (See the Updates section for further detail.)

The proposal to close the site was informed by a number of factors, including:

  • Low usage of the facility due to the expansion of Council's domestic bin collection service; and

  • Poor economic return - the site is currently operating at a substantial cash deficit, costing over $70,000 a year to run, but generating an income of just $9000 per year, an average of $175 per weekend.

Council sought feedback from the Tyalgum community about its preferred options for the future use of the site including a proposal to establish a scenic lookout. 

This Your Say Tweed page was established to collect your ideas and feedback and to keep the community informed throughout the decision-making process. 

Consultation has now concluded.  More information about the future use of the site will be communicated as it becomes available. 
  • Tyalgum tip to close in June 2014

    about 5 years ago

    Council has resolved to close the Tyalgum Waste Transfer Station at the end of the 2013/2014 financial year and establish a scenic lookout on the site.

    The resolution follows several months of engagement with the local community after it was identified that low usage of the facility was contributing to its $61,000 annual operating deficit.

    Council's Coordinator of Waste Management, Rod Dawson, said funds currently committed to the transfer station over the next four years would be used for the establishment and maintenance of the new scenic lookout.

    "The balance will be put toward a list of community infrastructure projects, which should commence in the 2014/2015 financial year," he said.

    "Council will liaise with the community to consider which of these projects should be given priority."
    Council is now developing options for the design of a scenic lookout on the site and will seek feedback from the community in due course.

    Opportunities to be involved in this process will be promoted in the Tweed Link and via the Council website, www.tweed.nsw.gov.au.

    Council has resolved to close the Tyalgum Waste Transfer Station at the end of the 2013/2014 financial year and establish a scenic lookout on the site.

    The resolution follows several months of engagement with the local community after it was identified that low usage of the facility was contributing to its $61,000 annual operating deficit.

    Council's Coordinator of Waste Management, Rod Dawson, said funds currently committed to the transfer station over the next four years would be used for the establishment and maintenance of the new scenic lookout.

    "The balance will be put toward a list of community infrastructure projects, which should commence in the 2014/2015 financial year," he said.

    "Council will liaise with the community to consider which of these projects should be given priority."
    Council is now developing options for the design of a scenic lookout on the site and will seek feedback from the community in due course.

    Opportunities to be involved in this process will be promoted in the Tweed Link and via the Council website, www.tweed.nsw.gov.au.