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					Victoria’s Towards Zero Waste
Strategy and Waste Management
Reform

SA Local Government Waste Forum 10 February
2006




                                      Jenny Pickles
                           Manager Strategy & Regional
                                             Programs
Towards Zero Waste Strategy …

• Sits under Our Environment,
  Our Future: Victoria’s
  Environmental Sustainability
  Framework
• Focus: solid waste arising from
  households and
  business/industry activities
  that are non-hazardous and
  non-prescribed
Strategy context …
Local government achievements …
• 95% of households with access to
  kerbside recycling
• More than 400,000 tonnes collected
  (>150% increase since early 90’s)
• Average recycling service cost of
  $32 per hh pa ($30 metro; $36 rural)
• Greenhouse savings through
  recycling of 240,000 tonnes of CO2
  (equivalent to taking 40,000 cars off
  the road)
Local government achievements (contd.)
• Network of
  >220 drop
  off facilities
  in Victoria –
  diverting
  >180,000
  tpa
• Closure of
  >120
  unlicensed
  landfills
Local government achievements (contd.)
    Wodonga Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Facility
Strategy targets …
By 2014:
• 1.5 million tonne less solid
    waste generated
• 75% of solid waste
    recovered for reuse,
    recycling and/or energy
    generation
• 25% improvement in
    littering behaviours
Sectoral targets …
                                               2008/09   2013/14
   Recovery rate (by weight):        2002/03
                                                target    target



   Municipal (household) waste        35%       45%       65%



   Commercial & industrial waste      59%       65%       80%



   Construction & demolition waste    57%       65%       80%



   All solid waste streams            51%       60%       75%
What it will mean for Victoria …
What does it mean for local government?

• Improved waste management systems and
  infrastructure :-
   – for garden and food organics (and residual
     wastes)
   – for recycling services to small to medium
     enterprises
   – at landfills and transfer stations to expand
     resource recovery AND improve community
     access to services in remote areas
   – for public place and event recycling
What does it mean for local government?

• Product stewardship arrangements for other
  priority household wastes (hard and chemical
  wastes) eg:
   – household and farm chemicals (including paint
     and oils)
   – TVs, computers and IT equipment, electrical
     products
   – consumer packaging
   – tyres
   – batteries
Key challenges for local government …

• Costs and
  uncertainties re new
  waste management
  technologies
• Local government
  role - waste
  management
  planning and
  infrastructure siting   Eg - Global Renewables mixed MSW
                                facility at Eastern Creek
Metropolitan Review …
• Initiated by metropolitan CEOs
• Ministerial Working Party - November 2004
• Aim – develop agreed implementation approach
  for TZW in metropolitan Melbourne
• Focus - strategy implementation and efficient
  metropolitan planning and delivery arrangements.
• Participants: DSE, EPA, Sustainability Victoria,
  metropolitan council (CEOs), MAV, VLGA,
  Regional Waste Management Group Directors
  (councillors)
Metropolitan Review (contd.)
Key Outcomes (March 2005)
• A single Metropolitan WMG (instead of 4) – role to
  facilitate metro wide waste management service delivery
  and economies of scale.
• Local Government Forum (30 councils) to ensure broad
  local government engagement - reporting to Metro
  WMG.
• Strengthened contracting arrangements including risk
  management and due diligence – potential public/private
  partnerships (Metro Group and DTF)
            FUNDED THROUGH LANDFILL LEVY
Metropolitan Review (contd.)
Key Outcomes (March 2005)
• One 25 year?? Metropolitan Waste and Resource
  Recovery Plan (instead of 4) – for municipal and
  industrial wastes (Sustainability Victoria)
• Stronger linkages between Metro Plan, Victorian
  Planning Provisions and metropolitan Local Planning
  Schemes (DSE/SV/Local Government)
• No changes to non-metropolitan arrangements
  (remaining 12 RWMGs will continue to plan for and
  deliver regional services for municipal wastes)
Metropolitan Review - Progress

• Legislation currently being drafted to go before
  Parliament in Autumn Session 2006
• Metro WMG:
   –   interim Board established
   –   first meeting in February 2006
   –   manage transition process to new Group to 1 July 2006
   –   establish arrangements for local government forum
• Metro Plan – Sustainability Victoria will shortly
  commence preliminary work on the plan
Further details ….



      www.sustainability.vic.gov.au

 jenny.pickles@sustainability.vic.gov.au

				
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