Planning for waste and recovery

On the 12th of June 2015, the Victorian Government released the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan. The Statewide Infrastructure Plan is part of the Victorian Government’s long term goal to help balance the need of essential waste services while protecting community amenity and the environment.

Following the release of the Statewide Infrastructure Plan, our organisation now has 12 months to produce a Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan for north east Victoria. The North East Implementation Plan will provide a 10 year strategic direction, identifying priorities and opportunities for the region.

The development of the Implementation Plan provides an opportunity for the community (including householders, local government, business and industry) to influence the State’s future waste and resource recovery investment.

Over the next year various stakeholders, including the community, will be invited to identify waste and resource recovery priorities and provide feedback which will influence the development of the Implementation Plan.

Once the North East’s Implementation Plan is finalised, the Statewide Infrastructure Plan will be reviewed and updated to reflect the Region’s plan and the six other regional plans which are being produced across the state.

This planning framework recognises that to protect Victoria’s natural environment, while maintaining community amenity, health and safety, an integrated and coordinated waste and resource recovery system is required.

We look forward to working with all of our stakeholders over the next 12 months in developing an Implementation Plan for the region which is matched to the waste and resource recovery needs of the community.

People are encouraged to sign up to register their interest and receive updates and information about the development of the plans and other consultation opportunities at Sustainability Victoria’s community consultation website participate.sustainability.vic.gov.au