Yarriambiack Shire Council

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

  • The future of operational landfills exempt from licensing;
  • 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;
  • Looking for regional solutions to local issues such as joint procurement;
  • Distances between rural townships and their transfer stations; and
  • Illegal dumping.

What are the key existing facilities in this municipality?

  • Six (6) Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Centres
  • Four (4) Landfills and Resource Recovery Centres

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 Warracknabeal, Hopetoun and Murtoa Transfer Stations.
  • Investigation into the future operations of landfills exempt from licensing and potential closure or variation in activities on site.

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.

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

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

Information collated in July 2016.