Mackay Regional Council want clean up on a record this weekend
Mackay Regional Council want clean up on a record this weekend Tanya Easterby

Does Murgon's dump detract from tourist area?

THE Murgon dump could be on the move. It has been labelled an "eyesore" in its current location, and South Burnett Regional Council is looking to reduce its costs.

More than $720,000 over the next two years has been allocated to the Murgon dump in the council's 2013-14 budget.

But on Wednesday South Burnett Councillor Cheryl Dalton said the council was hoping for a lower cost alternative.

She said the council also wanted to move the dump away from the tourism region it was in.

Both the Murgon transfer station and refuse tip are on Borcherts Hill Rd across from the Barambah Bush Caravan Park.

The park's owner Ian Gabriel said he would like to see the relocation of the dump.

"I'd be very pleased if they did," he said.

"It's just an eyesore for guests who come to the caravan park."

But on the South Burnett Times' Facebook page, Murgon residents were at a loss as to why it was necessary.

"It is perfectly okay where it is," Petra Harris said.

"(It) just needs to have someone on-hand to recycle some of the stuff that is dumped there."

>> Top five big spends for 2013-14 on waste management

  • Kingaroy Refuse Tip: $779,000
  • Nanango Refuse Tip: $362,500
  • Murgon Refuse Tip: $211,500
  • Wondai Transfer Station: $200,000
  • Hivesville Landfill: $151,530