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Regional Implementation

Draft BSWWRRG Implementation Plan July 2016

The Draft Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group Implementation Plan (draft plan) has been developed by the Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (the Group) for community consultation.

The draft plan sets out how the waste and resource recovery needs of the Barwon South West region will be met over at least the next 10 years. It will ensure we have the right infrastructure, in the right places to help us reduce our reliance on landfills.

The Group is inviting all residents, businesses and local government authorities to provide feedback on the draft plan.

Feedback on Implementation Plan

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Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions

12 Priority Actions for BSWWRRG

Existing resource recovery and reprocessing facilities

Fact Sheet- Infrastructure BSWWRRG

Identified Resource Recovery needs and opportunities

Maps for Waste and Resource Recovery BSWWRRG

Background Information

The Group is a statutory authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970. The region includes the following councils:

  • Borough of Queenscliffe Council
  • Colac Otway Shire Council
  • Corangamite Shire Council
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • City of Greater Geelong Council
  • Moyne Shire Council
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council
  • Surf Coast Shire Council
  • Warrnambool City Council

On the 12th of June 2015, the Victorian Government released the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP). The SWRRIP will help position Victoria as the national leader in resource recovery and waste management. It provides a roadmap to guide the development of a system that will effectively manage the waste we generate, balancing the provision of this essential service and support for a viable resource recovery industry with the need to protect the community, the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The SWRRIP will be informed by Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans (RWRRIP) developed and implemented by each of the seven regional waste and resource recovery groups.

Following the release of the SWRRIP the Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Barwon South West WRRG) had 12 months to develop its Regional WRRIP. The RWRRIP outlines how the waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs of the Barwon South West region will be met over a 10 year period. The RWRRIP describes how the long term strategic directions will be implemented at the local and regional level, taking into account local and regional priorities and opportunities. The planning framework sets the scene for a coordinated state-wide approach to waste management and resource recovery infrastructure planning, which is supported by regional and local input and implementation.

The Barwon South West WRRG will continue to work closely with local government members, community, industry, other WRRGs, EPA, and SV to further develop the RWRRIP. Once all of the Regional Plan’s are published the SWRRIP will be amended to integrate and reflect the findings of each RWRRIP.

The plans have been submitted for review to Sustainability Victoria, DELWP and EPA. Following consultation, all feedback will be reviewed and addressed before final submission for approval by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water in December 2016.

We look forward to working with all of our stakeholders in further developing a Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan for the region which is aligned to the waste and resource recovery needs of the community.

For further information on regional implementation plans, please follow the link:


Contact: Barwon South West WRRG at info@bswwrrg.vic.gov.au