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Welcome to the website of the Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group

The Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Barwon South West WRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the Act). The group commenced on 1 August 2014 as an amalgam of the two previous Barwon Region and South Western Region Waste Management Groups.

The Barwon South West WRRG is one of seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups that covers regional Victoria. The newly formed groups now also have the responsibility of commercial and industrial waste (C&I), Construction and Demolition (C&D) as well as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

The Barwon South West region takes in the south west coast of Victoria covering an area in excess of 32,340 square kilometres and a population of approximately 398,596. The region has 800 kilometres equating to 40% of Victoria’s coastline.

“We are committed to continuing with the relationships that have been developed during the time of Regional Waste Management Groups, while also actively seeking to develop new innovative partnerships with the commercial/industrial sectors. 

The main objective of the restructure and the new legislation is to better manage waste and decrease tonnages going to landfill.  Recognising the value from within waste steams and having larger neighbouring regions will provide economies of scale in collaboratively dealing with waste.

We are looking forward to this new era in waste and resource recovery planning and delivering programs and initiatives that benefit the Barwon South West Region.”

Director Chris O’Connor

The Barwon South West WRRG vision is:

“Leadership and Innovation in Waste Minimisation and Resource Recovery”