Ararat Rural City Council

What waste and resource recovery topics and challenges are important to Ararat?

  • The level of service to the customer and community is important;
  • The cost of service to the customer and broader community is critical, and cost effective solutions to waste and resource recovery problems must be developed;
  • Data collection needs to be continually improved to provide evidence towards cost effective solutions;
  • Ensure solutions are not industry driven, but consider social, environmental and financial impact/benefit to Council; and
  • How does the City deal with organic garden waste in the future?

What are the key existing facilities in this municipality?

  • Ararat Resource Recovery Centre
  • Seven (7) rural Resource Recovery Centres and Landfill (Hard Waste only)

What facilities are expected to change within the next ten years in this municipality? (This may include new, or expanded facilities, or facilities to be closed).

  • Upgrade Ararat Resource Recovery Centre (Transfer Station) facility to accommodate further materials for resource recovery
  • Anticipated closure of the landfill (hard waste) component over the forthcoming years, at the seven rural Resource Recovery Centres
  • Investigate the consolidation and rationalisation of some of the rural Resource Recovery Centres and examine the feasibility of a new Resource Recovery Centre (potentially with a neighbouring municipality).

What are the key Regional Implementation Plan Priority Actions for this Municipality?

2. Facilitate the development of regional partnerships to enable efficiencies in resource recovery, materials transport and disposal.

4. Work with Councils and Industry to upgrade (and rationalise) infrastructure, improve operations and engage communities.

5. Facilitate work between Councils or Industry and the EPA to progress any rehabilitation assessments and requirements for closed landfills.

9. Continue to work with relevant agencies, Councils, Industry, Schools and the Community, on waste and resource recovery education and engagement.

This information has been collated by Grampians Central West WRRG. It in no way reflects any policy, intent, or proposal of the Ararat Rural City Council or Staff.

Information collated in July 2016.