Welcome to the website of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG).
The LMWRRG is one of 7 Waste and Resource Recovery Group that cover regional Victoria that links state, local governments, community and industry.
We have 8 member councils: City of Greater Bendigo, Buloke, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shire Councils, Mildura and Swan Hill Rural City Councils.
The LMWWRG is responsible for facilitating a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure and services for all waste streams, municipal solid waste (MSW), commercial and industrial waste (C&I) and construction and demolition waste (C&D).
Our key functions also include facilitating the procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services, to educate businesses and communities to reduce waste going to landfill and to integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste strategies.
This is the corporate site for the LMWRRG where you can keep up to date on the strategic plans, reports, press releases, newsletters and other pieces of work released by the Group.
For information on education projects and campaigns run by the Group, and some tips and ideas on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, please visit our Kerbside Pride website.
Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan approved by the Board
The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (regional implementation plan) was approved by the board on 2 December 2016 and submitted to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change on 8 December 2016.
A new Plan to meet our region’s needs
The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Loddon Mallee WRRG) are required to prepare a regional implementation plan under section 50B of the Environment Protection Act 1970 (EP Act). The regional implementation plan must be aligned and integrated with the regional implementation plans prepared by the other waste and resource recovery groups across the state, as well as the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (state infrastructure plan). The purpose of the regional implementation plan is to identify waste and resource recovery infrastructure and service needs and how these can be met over at least the next 10 years and which also contribute to the strategic 30 year direction in the state infrastructure plan.
This is the first time the state has a coordinated strategic waste and resource recovery framework in place.
Once complete the regional implementation plan will assist to achieve:
- reduction of waste going into landfill
- increased resource recovery and improved industry viability
- management of landfill and resource recovery facilities to provide the best economic, community, environment and public health outcomes for local communities.
Many stakeholders were involved in the development of the regional implementation plan from both the public and private sectors. The draft regional implementation plan was also placed on public exhibition for feedback during a formal consultation period during July/August 2016, and there will be more opportunities to be involved in solutions during implementation.
The Loddon Mallee WRRG are confident that the regional implementation plan outlines the key priorities for action to deliver waste and resource recovery outcomes for the region over the next 10 years and would like to thank everyone who has been involved in providing information and reviewing the plan. The group will now focus attention on implementing the priority actions. These are also reflected in the groups Draft Business Plan 2016 – 2019.
For further information please click on the regional implementation plan link.
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