Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan

A new Plan to meet our region’s waste and resource recovery needs

The draft Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (regional implementation plan) developed by the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group, sets out how the waste and resource recovery (recycling) infrastructure needs (facilities and equipment) of the Loddon Mallee region will be met over at least the next 10 years.

Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group region map

 

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What is in the draft Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan?

The draft regional implementation plan looks at ways to minimise the environmental and public health impacts of waste while supporting a cost effective recycling system which reduces dependence on landfill.

How is this draft regional implementation plan related to State planning?

Victoria is leading the way when it comes to waste and resource recovery.  The draft regional implementation plan is designed to achieve the goals of the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan developed by Sustainability Victoria which provides the roadmap to ensure Victoria has the infrastructure to effectively manage waste and resource recovery for the next 30 years.  Each of the 7 waste and resource recovery regions in Victoria is responsible for identifying and planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs of their regions for the next 10 years.  Once completed, these plans will fit together and form a strategic approach to ensure that Victoria has a first class integrated waste and resource recovery (recycling) system.

For more information visit the Sustainability Victoria website.

 

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Who has been involved in developing the draft regional implementation plan?

We have been working with a range of stakeholders including industry, business, local government and the community to compile information to inform the draft regional implementation plan.

The draft regional implementation plan was released for public consultation from 18 July to 12 August 2016 to review, to ensure it proposed the appropriate solutions for the regions needs for waste and resource recovery infrastructure for the next 10 years.

From 4 January to 5 February 2016, the Group invited local government and waste and resource recovery businesses to make landfill scheduling applications as the region determined its landfill airspace needs up to 2026. The Group also ran a market sounding exercise in late 2015 to help determine waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs up to 2026.  More information is available at Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan Both of these application rounds are now closed.

For more information on the regional implementation plan please read the Fact Sheet Regional Implementation Plan fact sheet April 2016 and Frequently Asked Questions Regional Implementation Plan FAQ

If you would like to be kept informed of updates about the regional implementation plan please email melanie.bell@lmwrrg.vic.gov.au

 

Timeline

Following the public consultation stage conducted between 18 July to 12 August 2016, we are now at the final stage of development of the regional implementation plan.  The final stages included the finalisation and integration of the plan to form the statewide framework. Following this, each of the waste and resource recovery groups were required to complete their draft regional implementation plan and submit it to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change  by 14 December 2016.