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Welcome to the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG) website.

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. To continue reading please visit the About Us page.

 

New Victorian Waste Act and Waste Authority

– a proposed model

Overview

The Victorian Government released Recycling Victoria: A new economy in February this year. The policy and action plan set out a sweeping set of reforms which will establish a resilient recycling system and transform how our economy uses materials, driving greater waste minimisation and resource recovery, while protecting the environment and abating greenhouse gas emissions. The policy can be found here: https://www.vic.gov.au/transforming-recycling-victoria

As part of the policy, the Victorian Government committed to developing a new waste and recycling Act and establishing a waste authority by the end of 2021. A new Act and authority will provide the Victorian Government with a system-wide view that will allow it to more effectively oversee the waste and recycling sector, including predicting and responding to future market shocks.

An Options Paper has been prepared and proposes a model for the waste Act and authority. The Victorian Government wants to hear from you on whether the waste authority’s proposed functions and powers will improve outcomes in the sector and within the broader community. The Options Paper includes specific questions to help guide your input.

Your views will ensure the final legislation represents the needs, priorities and ideas of key stakeholders and the broader community.

Stakeholder consultation

Two Q and A sessions will be held during the consultation period and are open to all interested stakeholders. These sessions will be an opportunity for the Victorian Government to present an overview of the preferred waste Act and waste authority model and provide guidance on the consultation process.

These sessions will also offer a Q and A forum to address any questions or concerns on the options paper, the proposed model or the consultation process.

Forums will be held on:

Wednesday 23 September 1:00 – 2:00 pm

and

Monday 28 September 1:00 – 2:00 pm

The forums will be held via video conferencing on Microsoft Teams. An invitation with the meeting link will be sent out once registration has been received.

Should you wish to register for one of these sessions, please visit the Engage Vic website.

Registration will close the day before the event.

 

Have your say

Formal written submissions are being accepted and can be lodged via the Engage Vic website. Specific online surveys have also been developed for the three different stakeholder groups outlined below and can be found here.

  • Local government and alpine resorts
  • Waste and resource recovery industry
  • Community and other stakeholders

Before submitting a formalised submission or completing the relevant survey, please read the options paper via the link above to get an overview of why Victoria is changing how it governs and regulates waste and recycling services.

 

 

Expression of Interest Opportunity

Building a Circular Economy in Greater Bendigo

The City of Greater Bendigo is seeking Expressions of Interest from relevant businesses and consortia with the ability to deliver circular economy solutions for Greater Bendigo and the wider region in a post-landfill environment. Due to the imminent closure in 2022/2023 of Greater Bendigo’s Eaglehawk Landfill, the City of Greater Bendigo (‘the City’) has commenced a process of identifying, developing and implementing high-value circular economy solutions to handle, reprocess and recirculate end-of-life material resources moving throughout the wider region. The City is focused on circular economy solutions for end-of-life material resources that are currently the responsibility of the City, e.g. general waste, recycling and organics, in addition to end-of-life materials that are relevant to industrial producers in the wider region and also potentially end-of-life materials handled by neighbouring regional councils. The City is commencing this project with an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to develop a more sustainable, value-added solutions approach to the future of Greater Bendigo’s resource management, with a desire to leverage this opportunity to find circular solutions for the wider region.

Click here to link to the online EOI documentation via CoGB online portal

The EOI process is looking for businesses or consortia that can provide a mixture of circular economy solutions (both reprocessing and/or remanufacturing/ reusing recovered materials) for the various waste resource streams that are created in the region from domestic and commercial activities. It is envisaged that the EOI process will result in a “suite” of circular economy solutions, likely from an array of different businesses/ consortia, that will work in parallel to “close the loop” on the region’s waste streams.

EOI’s will be accepted through the City of Greater Bendigo online procurement portal until 3pm (AEST) September 22, 2020. 

An online information session for prospective EOI respondents is scheduled for 11am (AEST) August 5, 2020.

Click here to download the communique in full

 

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