About Us

Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Grampians Central West WRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under Section 49C of the Environment Protection Act 1970. The organisation commenced operating on the 1 August 2014.

Grampians Central West WRRG is the link between state, local governments and industry and is responsible for facilitating a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure and services in the areas of municipal solid waste (MSW), commercial and industrial waste and commercial (C&I) and construction and demolition waste (C&D).

Our Vision

An integrated, innovative and efficient waste and resource recovery system that creates jobs, protects the environment, provides social benefit and is delivered in partnership with the community, industry and all levels of government.

Our Mission

To reduce waste and maximise recycling and resource recovery through information sharing, project development and collaborating with local government and industry.

Legislated Objectives of Grampians Central West WRRG

The Legislated Objectives of the Grampians Central West WRRG are:

  1. to undertake waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning to meet the future needs of its waste and resource recovery region while minimising the environmental and public health impacts of waste and resource recovery infrastructure; and
  2. to facilitate efficient procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services for its waste and resource recovery region through the collective procurement of waste management facilities and waste and resource recovery services in the region; and
  3. to integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste and resource recovery market development strategies; and
  4. to educate businesses and communities within its waste and resource recovery region to reduce waste going to landfill by using waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services efficiently; and
  5. to ensure Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans and programs are informed by local government, business and community and inform State-wide waste and resource recovery planning and programs.

In seeking to achieve its objectives, a Waste and Resource Recovery Group must collaborate with Councils, Sustainability Victoria, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), other Waste and Resource Recovery Groups, Industry, Business and the Community.

Legislated Functions of Grampians Central West WRRG

The Legislative Functions as outlined in the Environment Protection Act 1970 for Grampians Central West WRRG are to:

  1. Plan for the future needs of waste and resource recovery infrastructure within its waste and resource recovery region consistently with the State-Wide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan; and
  2. Facilitate the provision of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services by councils within its waste and resource recovery region; and
  3. Facilitate the development of contracts for the joint procurement of waste management facilities and waste and resource recovery services within its waste and resource recovery region; and
  4. Manage contracts in the performance of its objectives and functions; and
  5. Work with Sustainability Victoria, councils, businesses and communities to ensure State-wide waste and resource recovery education programs are adapted to the needs of its waste and resource recovery region and to facilitate the delivery of those education programs; and
  6. Advise, with Sustainability Victoria, councils and businesses within its waste and resource recovery region on best practices for waste and resource recovery systems, facilities and services; and
  7. Support its waste and resource recovery region’s Local Government Waste Forum to enable the Waste Forum to perform its functions; and
  8. Undertake waste and resource recovery projects as funded by government, councils and other organisations.