Draft North East Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan approved

The draft North East Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (Implementation Plan) was approved by the board on 5 December 2016 to be submitted to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

The North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group (North East WRRG) are required to prepare a draft Implementation Plan under section 50B of the Environment Protection Act 1970 (EP Act).  The draft plan must be aligned and integrated with the draft 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.  The draft Implementation Plans provide details of the priority actions to be implemented over the next ten years that contribute to the strategic 30 year direction in the Statewide Waste and resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan.

This is the first time the state has a coordinated strategic waste and resource recovery framework in place.

Many stakeholders were involved in the development of the draft Implementation Plan from both the public and private sectors.  The draft Implementation Plan was also placed on public exhibition for feedback during a formal consultation period.

The North East WRRG are confident that the draft Implementation Plan outlines the key priorities for action to deliver waste and resource recovery outcomes for the region and would like to thank everyone who has been involved in providing information and reviewing the draft.  The group will now focus attention on implementing the priority actions.  These are also reflected in the groups Draft Business Plan 2016 – 2019.