Golden Plains Shire Council

What waste and resource recovery topics and challenges are important to Golden Plains?

  • The level and cost of service to the customer and broader community is critical and cost effective solutions to waste and resource recovery problems must be developed;
  • Rokewood Transfer Station development, improvement and promotion;
  • Illegal dumping;
  • Ballarat Regional Landfill (Smythesdale) management by the City of Ballarat;
  • Data collection needs to be continually improved to provide evidence towards cost effective solutions; and
  • Geelong Resource Recovery Facility (Stonehaven) planning permit and outcome.

What are the key existing facilities in this municipality?

  • Ballarat Regional Landfill (Smythesdale) – owned and operated by the City of Ballarat
  • Rokewood Transfer Station
  • Western Gypsum

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).

  • Future cell development at Ballarat Regional Landfill (Smythesdale) and subsequent capping, monitoring, leachate management etc.;
  • Enhancement of the Rokewood Transfer Station.

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.

7. Contribute to the development and application of a reliable state and regional integrated data system to inform waste and resource recovery decisions.

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 Golden Plains Shire Council or Staff.

Information collated in July 2016.