An Island West Coast Developments tender for just over $2 million has been selected by the Regional District of Nanaimo for building construction at the Cedar landfill.
At their Nov. 24 meeting, directors voted to award the contract to Island West Coast, which was chosen out of six proponents. According to Larry Gardner, regional district manager of solid waste services, it is part of a berm project that has been in the works for 10 years.
The berm will provide long-term, seismic stabilization for the landfill, as well as additional capacity, but the buildings are in the way, Gardner said.
He said the administration building will be “transportable units” which can be relocated if the landfill closes – its projected lifespan is 26 years.
A more permanent garage building will support long-term use.
“We have to look after the site a long time after closure, like a minimum of 50 years after closure, so we’re going to need some facilities there,” Gardner said.
The new buildings should be up by June.