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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 group has the responsibility for planning and enhancement 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 29,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 400,000. The region has 800 kilometres equating to 40% of Victoria’s coastline.

“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”