Horsham Rural City Council

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

  • For landfill development to be considerate of site specific hydro/geological circumstances and be based on a risk basis rather than generic design and construction methodologies;
  • Difficulty in creating and viably maintaining local markets, with social enterprise, for resource recovery as evidenced by MRF closure due to market driving options towards larger contractors and inability for smaller businesses to compete;
  • Collaborative procurement and waste related partnerships to ensure the cost of waste and resource recovery is minimised and no detrimental cost implications to the residents and broader community;
  • The need for the Council and the Industry to be flexible and adaptable towards resource recovery;
  • Increased waste diversion and resource recovery solutions that are cost effective for the community; and
  • For the Council, in partnership with the Grampians Central West WRRG, to be a strong conduit back to the State Government providing a strong message of the challenges faced in regional and rural Victoria and the vast distances and associated cost involved in transportation of materials.

What are the key existing facilities in this municipality?

  • Dooen Landfill and Horsham Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Centre
  • A number of private resource recovery facilities and reprocessors including Axis Worx

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).

  • Continuous improvement to Horsham Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Centre.

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

1. Assess and, where viable, support the development of solutions and systems to increase the recover of priority materials.

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.

8. Share information across government on regional infrastructure and market development needs and priorities.

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

Information collated in July 2016.