About Us

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the EP Act) and one of 7 groups across regional Victoria. The organisation commenced operating on the 1 August 2014.

The key role of the Group is to support its 8 member councils of City of Greater Bendigo, Buloke, Gannawarra, Loddon, Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges Shire Councils, Mildura and Swan Hill Rural City Councils to minimise waste going to landfill and increase the reuse and recycling of waste materials.

The LMWRRG is the link between state, local governments, community and industry and 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).

The organisation has three offices, located at Mildura, Wedderburn and Woodend to service the region which extends from Mildura Rural City Council in the North West to Macedon Ranges Shire Council in the South East.

Our mission

To support financially sustainable and community acceptable solutions to reduce waste generation.

Strategic directions

  • Educate the community to reduce waste generation per capita.
  • Enable beneficial use of organics.
  • Increase reuse and resource recovery rates across the region.
  • Encourage and support innovation and research in order to develop new waste management solutions and markets.

The EP Act

In accordance with Section 49G of the EP Act the Objectives of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Groups are –

  • to undertake waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning to meet the future needs of its waste and resource recovery region while minimising the environmental and public health impacts of waste and resource recovery infrastructure; and
  • to facilitate efficient procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services for its waste and resource recovery region through the collective procurement of waste management facilities and waste and resource recovery services in the region; and
  • to integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste and resource recovery market development strategies; and
  • to educate businesses and communities within its waste and resource recovery region to reduce waste going to landfill by using waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services efficiently; and
  • to ensure Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans (RWRRIP) and programs are informed by local government, business and community and inform State-wide waste and resource recovery planning and programs.

In seeking to achieve its objectives, a Waste and Resource Recovery Group must collaborate with councils, Sustainability Victoria, the Environment Protection Authority, industry, business and the community.

 

LMWRRG Staff

  • Karen Fazzani

    Executive Officer
  • Melanie Bell

    Program Director
  • Rachel McConville

    Project Officer
  • Sharna Ross

    Project Officer
  • Clare Taylor

    Project Officer
  • Ellen White

    Loddon Mallee Resource Smart Schools Coordinator