Waste management and resource recovery
Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan
On 11 June 2015, the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan came into effect. This Statewide Plan is a legislative requirement under the Environment Protection Act 1970. It will provide a 30 year road map to guide investment in waste and resource recovery infrastructure.
For further information, please visit the Sustainability Victoria website.
Regional waste and resource recovery implementation plans are now being developed to reflect the needs and priorities of each region of Victoria by consulting with local communities, councils and industry and ensuring the waste needs of those regions are met.
Guideline: Making, amending and integrating the SWRRIP and RWRRIPs
The Guideline: Making, amending and integrating the State-Wide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan and Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans is a statutory guideline issued under section 50CA of the Environment Protection Act 1970, and has been developed to assist Victorian Government bodies, local government and industry to have a clear understanding of the requirements for waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning in Victoria following reforms to government agencies of the waste and resource recovery sector.
Lessons learnt from VARRI
The Victorian Advanced Resource Recovery Initiative (VARRI) project aimed to investigate the use of more advanced resource recovery technologies to process Melbourne's municipal solid waste to provide products such as renewable energy, compost, soil conditioner and fertiliser. Highlights of the project's findings, insights, methods of analysis and gaps is available below.