We are in the process of siting the OPF. In March 2015, County Council approved the siting process and evaluation criteria. Over 500 candidate sites were evaluated, resulting in a short list of seven sites.
Five of the sites for the OPF are within the search area for the Materials Management Facility (MMF) and are consequently short-listed for this facility also. On August 25, 2015, County Council approved a recommendation to move forward with the siting process and to include consideration to co-locate both facilities on one site. The short list of sites will now undergo further evaluation and a period of public and stakeholder consultation.
The preferred site will be presented to County Council in early 2016.