GREEN BLOWOUT

Cost of organic waste processing facility has potential to increase by up to $1.4M
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IN THE DEEP END: The Organics Processing Plant will be completed once council and Browns Wangaratta sort out final cost details. PHOTO: Mel Guy.

UNUSUAL delays in planning to establish an Organics Processing Plant in Wangaratta will cost council up to $1.4 million more than first expected.

The 2018/19 council budget allocated $3.2 million for the project, however, a maximum of $1.4 million has now been forwarded to the 2019/20 budget to cover the price hike.

Councillor Ken Clarke raised concerns at yesterday afternoon’s February council meeting about the cost blowout which fellow councillors had only heard about a week prior.


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