Hi-Quality Group in Bulla will be the preferred site to collect, treat and dispose of the material excavated by the tunnel boring machines on the West Gate Tunnel Project.
Management of material excavated from construction sites is one of the key issues in the waste and resources sector today. Hi-Quality is proud to provide world-class treatment solutions, in line with EPA guidelines and industry best practice, that rise to today’s challenges.
Major construction work at the Bulla Spoil Processing Facility is underway, with works taking place from 6am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Construction includes earthworks, pavement development and drainage installation on the processing area along Sunbury Road, including three pre-treatment ponds and at least 58 holding bays. Building of the new, purpose-built containment cell located in the valley of the site is progressing, and laydown areas and site offices and amenities have been built for the construction teams.
From October 25, installation of the water treatment plant will commence.
The water treatment plant is located in the valley of the site, and we expect there to be minimal impacts on nearby properties. You may notice an increase in equipment arriving at, and working within, the site.
We are making every effort to minimise potential effects, such as dust, noise and visibility throughout construction. You can read more about the facility here, and we always encourage anyone with questions to get in touch.
About the site
The Bulla Spoil Processing Facility will be located within the existing Sunbury Eco-Hub site, located at 570-650 Sunbury Road, Bulla. The facility is specifically to store and treat wet soil excavated from the tunnel boring machines used on the West Gate Tunnel Project. It has been designed in line with the State Government’s Best Practice Environment Management Guidelines (BPEM) and with oversight from EPA Victoria.
Hi-Quality Group’s Sunbury Eco-Hub is recognised as a Hub of State Significance No. 12 and has operated as a 24/7 waste management facility since 2003. The site is used for recycling, landfill and processing of contaminated and non-contaminated materials for some of the state’s major infrastructure projects. The site also provides a vital service in major emergencies.
Learn more about the Sunbury Eco-Hub
About Hi-Quality Group
Hi-Quality Group is an Australian-owned, family-run business with 55 years of experience adopting and promoting sustainable best practice in quarrying, recycling and waste management.
Hi-Quality Group’s Sunbury Eco-Hub is a best practice waste management and resource recovery facility. With the greatest capacity of any facility in Melbourne, it is vitally important when emergencies occur such as major bushfire events, heavy equipment accidents or industrial fires. This facility is licensed to accept prescribed industrial waste (PIW) and fulfils a vital community service in this regard. It has a proven track record of safe waste management for over two decades.
We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with the community and key groups within Sunbury and Bulla, in particular with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Corporation Council Inc.
We are committed to upholding the highest environmental standards and work in close collaboration with the Wurundjeri people and Melbourne Water to preserve and improve our surrounding land and waterways.
We have a long-term vision that puts us here beyond 2046, and our site has been highlighted as a growth area in the Sunbury South Precinct Plan, providing employment for the area for generations to come.
About the West Gate Tunnel Project
The West Gate Tunnel Project will provide a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge.
As a result of the tunnel excavation work, there is a large amount of spoil that needs to be safely disposed of.