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Notification of proposed drilling works at Eastern Creek site and update on permanent flare maintenance.

Published  April 24, 2024  |  1 min
Notification of proposed drilling works at Eastern Creek site and update on permanent flare maintenance.

As mentioned in our update on 19 April, BINGO proposes to provide regular updates on the proposed works for landfill gas extraction and treatment system to residents and neighbours adjacent to our Eastern Creek Recycling Ecology Park. We provide below an update on maintenance works and proposed extensions to the gas extraction infrastructure.

What works are taking place? 

As noted in the 19 April update, BINGO is currently undertaking maintenance works for one of the permanent flares. This is expected to be completed by the middle of next week. 

In addition, BINGO would also like to note that our landfill gas agreement partner, LGI Limited (LGI) will undertake drilling works to increase the number of wells at the landfill in mid-May. These scheduled works ensure the continued efficiency and operations of our landfill gas extraction and treatment system and is part of our ongoing commitment to the community to manage landfill gas at the Eastern Creek site. We will provide more details through a further update on the schedule of works, including sequence of tasks and mitigation procedures towards the end of next week. 

Why are the works needed?

The maintenance works to the flare and the drilling works are needed to ensure the landfill gas extraction system at the Eastern Creek site continues to operate at optimum levels. The system requires regular and ongoing maintenance, and adjustments to ensure that the controls continue to operate efficiently, including at times taking certain parts of the system offline as required. 

As noted in the 19 April update, as part of the agreement, LGI will install, own and operate a 4MW renewable energy power station at our Eastern Creek site, using the gas recovered from the landfill to fuel the power station. 

The drilling works to extend the well network of the LFG infrastructure will help LGI increase gas extraction to recover the landfill gas, helping BINGO improve environmental outcomes for the Eastern Creek site and neighbouring areas. 

What is BINGO doing to prevent odour during the works?

BINGO keeps a high-power temporary flare on-site with a capacity of 1,000m3/hr in the event of maintenance, and the temporary flare will be operating continuously while the maintenance works are being undertaken for one of the permanent flares.

For the drilling works proposed for mid-May, we will employ additional odour mitigation procedures when undertaking the sequence of tasks. More details will be provided through an update when the schedule of works is confirmed.

We also continue to monitor the gas system and conditions in the landfill during these works. 

What should I do if I have an issue?

If community members have any concerns, please call BINGO’s environmental hotline on 1300 032 747 or contact us

We will continue to provide regular updates through our partnership with LGI to keep the community informed, including when any works, which may have the potential to increase odour are being undertaken.


For further information:

Environmental hotline: 1300 032 747 

General BINGO enquires: 1300 424 646

In the spirit of reconciliation, BINGO acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledge and respect their connections to land, sea and community. 
We pay respect to Elders both past and present and stand together with First Nations leaders of today and tomorrow.

In the spirit of reconciliation, BINGO acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledge and respect their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respect to Elders both past and present and stand together with First Nations leaders of today and tomorrow.