3 June 2024

Cleaner future: asphalt recycling facility planned for Wagga SAP

| Jarryd Rowley
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Infrastructure giant Fulton Hogan has unveiled its plans for an asphalt recycling facility in Wagga’s Special Activation Precinct. Photo: Fulton Hogan.

One of the country’s leading infrastructure companies, Fulton Hogan has announced it will be investing in Wagga Wagga’s Special Activation Precinct [SAP] with a new asphalt recycling facility.

Since securing its Activation Precinct Certificate earlier this year, the infrastructure giant has begun work to create a new resource recovery facility. Once the expansion is complete and the facility operational, Fulton Hogan will look to divert up to 12,000 tonnes of asphalt away from landfills annually.

The planned facility is also expected to create on-site storage for 2500 tonnes of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement [RAP] materials, provide asphalt with recycled content for government projects and reduce the demand for raw construction materials.

Fulton Hogan Infrastructure Services CEO Peter Curl said his company’s investment in the Wagga Wagga SAP hoped to improve the sustainability outcomes for the city and its surrounding communities.

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“Fulton Hogan believes the NSW Government’s Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct will support accelerated investment for manufacturing, agribusiness, freight and logistics companies,” Mr Curl said.

“We thank the Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW Tara Moriarty for providing this innovative approval process, through streamlined planning pathways.”

The NSW Government has invested $212 million into Wagga’s SAP since the idea was conceived in 2019.

Ms Moriarty highlighted the SAP’s financial and employment opportunities for the Riverina and thanked Fulton Hogan for its investment.

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Fulton Hogan is among the first private organisations to invest in Wagga’s SAP. Photo: Fulton Hogan.

“Creating jobs and driving investment in regional NSW is a major priority of the NSW Government and the Special Activation Precincts are an important part of our plans,” she said.

“We want to create sustainable jobs and foster generational change that will benefit the Wagga Wagga community and the broader region for years to come.

“Businesses and investors who choose to set up or expand in our Special Activation Precincts will benefit from development-ready infrastructure, technical studies and streamlined planning.

“By removing regulatory barriers for investors, we’re helping them to save time and money, and our concierge service supports them through the entire planning process.

“We’re giving businesses and investors confidence to invest in regional NSW, and I’m pleased to see Fulton Hogan taking advantage of these unique offerings.”

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Independent member for Wagga Wagga, Dr Joe McGirr said with State Government and private support, the SAP provided an exciting prospect for Wagga’s industrial future.

“The Fulton Hogan expansion is one very welcome example of how Wagga can lead the way in developing the unlimited circular economy while government support of the SAP continues to underwrite confidence in the precinct, encouraging further growth towards a target of 6000 new jobs across a range of industries,” Dr McGirr said.

“The challenge now will be to continue to develop the transport services and housing options that industry and workers will need to realise the SAP’s full potential and I look forward to working with the government to achieve those aims.”

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