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Welcome to the home of the

Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (the Group) commenced operations on 1 August 2014 as a Statutory Authority through amendments to the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the Act). The Act outlines the Group’s legislative requirements including objectives, functions and powers.

The Group is the link between state, local governments and industry and is responsible for facilitating an integrated approach to regional planning, and the delivery of waste management and resource recovery services that align with statewide waste and resource recovery planning.

The organisation has two offices, located at Geelong and Hamilton respectively to service the extensive Barwon South West region which comprises nine local government areas.

The region incorporates 800km of coastline which equates to 40 per cent of the Victorian coastline, and covers an area of over 29,000 km2 and borders South Australia.

“The Group will work in partnership with key stakeholders to continue strategic planning for infrastructure development throughout the region, develop effective engagement programs to reduce and divert waste from landfill, and provide expertise and experience on waste avoidance and resource recovery issues.

The Group is keen to encourage market growth and build on the extensive planning undertaken to date. We invite business and industry to put forward their plans and aspirations to maximise flexibility in a changing commercial environment and improve the returns on investment.

The Group looks forward to playing a positive role in resource recovery and waste management planning, and delivering programs and initiatives that benefit the Barwon South West Region now and into the future. The Group will strive to ensure that the outcomes in the Business Plan will support local government, industry and the community in their improved waste avoidance and resource recovery endeavours.”

Director Jill Parker
Chair

“Leadership and Innovation in Waste Minimisation and Resource Recovery”