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Kane Queensland awarded AWCS Collection Centre in Maroochydore

11th February, 2019

Kane Constructions has been awarded Australia’s first high tech underground Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) within the new Maroochydore City Centre on the Sunshine Coast.

The AWCS will transport waste from a series of public realm inlets located throughout the city centre via a network of heavy duty steel pipes to the AWCS collection station. 
 
As an alternative to wheelie bins, waste will be transported from the street interface, apartments and commercial buildings through to the AWCS. 
 
Waste will travel at speeds of up to 70kmph through a 6.5km system of underground vacuum pipes. 
 
This new technology will increase recycling rates, promote sustainable waste management, and reduce congestion and noise pollution on city streets by eliminating trucks.
 
The building is designed to be both aesthetically appealing and functional. 
 
The noise created by the mechanical equipment will be confined within the exterior walls so that neighbouring properties are not affected. 
 
The head contract is a Design and Construct format and the project team have elected to construct the building out of tilt panels to assist reaching these acoustic targets and reduce construction time.
 
The new Maroochydore City Centre, known as ‘The Bright City’ is set to shape the future, with Australia’s fastest data connection to Asia.
 
This facility is scheduled to be the first within the new city centre with completion set for December 2019.
 
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