Council to decide on whether to cut tip fees

THE repeal of the carbon tax could slash waste management fees in Gladstone, with a decision expected to be made during Tuesday's council meeting.

A saving of $7.50 per tonne is on the cards for construction and demolition waste, and commercial and industry waste.

The carbon tax influenced prices for a number of years at Benaraby Landfill, and since the repeal, council is left to decide what happens to the excess fee.

At the time of the inception of the Clean Energy Act 2011, Gladstone Regional Council became liable for emissions at the landfill and a charge of $8 per tonne was there afterwards imposed.

Councillors will discuss whether to adjust rates in the 2014-15 period or to grant concessions to all cleansing service charges, if eligibility criteria is met.

Also under approval during Tuesday's meeting will be development plans for a new childcare centre in Glen Eden.

The application for the corner of Victoria Ave and Glenlyon Rd will be joined by a service station, medical centre and retail outlets if development plans are seen to completion.

Approval also will be sought during the meeting for councillor Karen Porter to attend a CBD and Town Centre Design and Revitalisation Conference on September 4 in Melbourne.