Woodlawn Advanced Energy Recovery Centre

Veolia Environmental Services operates the Woodlawn Eco Precinct, which has provided sustainable and innovative waste management practices since 2004 and is critical waste management infrastructure for NSW, as it accepts some 40% of Sydney’s residual putrescible waste.

Veolia Environmental Services | Approximately 50 km south of Goulburn, New South Wales and 70 km north of Canberra, Australia

Project overview
The Woodlawn ARC involves the development of an additional waste management technology at the Precinct, processing a portion of waste feedstock received at the Eco Precinct, and generating electricity from the energy recovery process which will be exported to the grid. The ARC will be designed to recover energy from waste that would otherwise be disposed to landfill. The Eco Precinct encompasses an area of 6,000 ha and comprises a major waste treatment and disposal complex incorporating the Bioreactor landfill, the BioEnergy Power Station operating on landfill gas, a mechanical and biological treatment (MBT) facility, a solar farm and a wind farm. It has been developed to include a range of complementary waste management and resource recovery operations and technologies.  Veolia proposes to develop and operate the Woodlawn Advanced Energy Recovery Centre, an energy from waste (EfW) facility, to process 380,000 tpa of residual waste.
Our involvement
In 2021, EMM was engaged to prepare the scoping report and request for Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements (SEARs) for the project. In 2022, EMM delivered the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project including specialist technical assessments, and continues to support Veolia through the response to submissions and determination phase.
Technical solutions
  • Aboriginal Heritage
  • Acoustics
  • Air Quality
  • Bushfire Hazard Assessment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Groundwater
  • Historical Heritage
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Surface Water
  • Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering