WMAA Victorian Regional Seminar

Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Victorian regional seminar will be held in Bendigo on Friday 21 September.

This full-day seminar reports on current waste and recycling issues facing rural and regional areas, as well as providing updates on new initiatives at state and regional level. Explore innovative solutions, recycling market opportunities, and how to collaborate for better outcomes.

The seminar provides an opportunity to discuss what’s happening in your region with your colleagues and network with a range of waste/recycling stakeholders.


The seminar is bringing together a range of speakers from wide and varied backgrounds to give you their insights. These include:

  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning:  The status of the bill for the new Environment Protection Act
  • Environment Protection Authority – An update on the Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment (OPLE) program
    • Ashley Pittard, Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group – Recycling partnerships – working better together
    • La Vergne Lehmann, Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group – Outcomes of the regional review of recycling systems
    • Ian Gillingham, Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group – Business recycling opportunities in Loddon Mallee
    • Kelly Wickham, Sustainability Victoria – Sustainability Victoria’s organics support and strategy
    • Bill Grant, Blue Environment – Food organics and garden organics (FOGO) update
    • Gayle Seddon, Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group – Introducing a kerbside food and garden organics service – a guide for local government
    • Josie Jones, The One Tonne Challenge, Winner of the Dame Phyllis Frost Award – Acting locally, impacting globally
    • Sabina Wills, Keep Victoria Beautiful – Illegal dumping – what does the public know?
    • Luke Adams, Tonkin & Taylor and Stuart Thurlow, AEA – Landfill risk management approaches

For further information, please contact WMAA Events on (02) 8746 500 or CLICK HERE