Newcastle City Council Summerhill Waste Management Centre – Cell 9

The Cell-9 containment cell marks a major development in Newcastle city’s formidable waste collection task ensuring a place for our waste for many years to come.
  • Client: Newcastle City Council
  • Location: Newcastle, NSW
  • Sector: Local Government
  • Services: Project Management and Contracts Administration
  • Project Value: $20m
  • Completion: September 2017
  • Contactor: Ditchfield Pty Ltd


This project involved the construction of a new landfill cell  The project was conducted in two separable portions. Separable Portion 1 (SP1 – complete) involved excavation of approximately 1.0 million tonnes of material, and lining of a new cell to form 400,000m3 airspace.  Separable Portion 2 involved the excavation of 1.5 million tonnes of material, to further generate 2.6 million cubic metres airspace.

The cell is sealed with a thick, specially engineered plastic membrane to stop leachate escaping, and with sediment basins and drainage berms to control stormwater, the cell complies with the strictest environmental controls.


  • Client/Contractor relationship
  • Hard rock excavation
  • Weather delays


The project was complete on time and within budget.


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