Alterations and additions to the waste management facility at Kingfisher Road have got the nod.
The Kingfisher Road Waste Transfer Station upgrade includes relocation of the weighbridge to be paired with a new weighbridge to ensure vehicle weights can be recorded into and out of the site.
The waste transfer station shed extension will allow for a push pit waste compactor arrangement.
Additional designated recycling facilities will be provided, along with a new office/amenities and tip shop building, which will sit within the waste transfer station shed.
The tip shop area will be designated for items which can be sold such as furniture and tools.
The Kingfisher Road site has been operating as a waste transfer station since 1996.
It also operated as a landfill for many years until the Cairncross Waste Management Facility opened in 2001.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council received three written submissions after the neighbours were notified about the development application.
The council approved the development application, subject to conditions, and approved the Koala Plan of Management for the Kingfisher Road Waste Transfer Station.
The Koala Plan of Management said to compensate for the removal of up to 17 trees for the upgrade, a number of measures had been prescribed to ensure no net loss of koala habitat and that opportunities for koala movement were enhanced.
The document said the monitoring of koalas and the compensation planting shall occur in perpetuity.