West Wimmera Shire Council

What waste and resource recovery topics and challenges are important to West Wimmera?

  • The cost of service balanced by the level of service to the customer and broader community is critical and cost effective solutions to waste and resource recovery problems must be developed;
  • Solutions for resource recovery in rural and remote communities as those involving transportation and lower volumes may not be viable. Investigate social enterprises supporting waste and resource recovery and examine use of agricultural materials to produce local solutions;
  • Improved community education on waste and resource recovery;
  • Problem materials streams such as garden waste, tyres, farm waste and concrete;
  • Data collection needs to be continually improved supported by feasibility studies to provide evidence towards cost effective solutions; and
  • Illegal dumping.

What are the key existing facilities in this municipality?

  • Seven (7) rural Transfer Stations

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 of Kaniva and Edenhope Transfer Stations.

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.

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 West Wimmera Shire Council or Staff.

Information collated in July 2016.