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About Resource Recovery Gippsland

Our role

Inspiring Gippsland to maximise resources and minimise waste, through:

RRG Cycle of LIfe graphicResource Recovery Gippsland (also known as the Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group) is one of seven Victorian State Government Statutory Waste and Resource Recovery Groups established in Victoria on 1 August 2014, under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the EP Act).

The responsible minister is the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

The organisation is the link between state agencies, the six Gippsland councils (Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe City, South Gippsland and Wellington), community, schools, business and industry across Gippsland.

We are responsible for facilitating a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services for solid waste streams:

  • municipal solid waste (MSW)
  • commercial and industrial waste (C&I)
  • construction and demolition waste (C&D).

Our approach is to work collaboratively and proactively with our stakeholders to deliver the best waste management and resource recovery outcomes for the Gippsland region in the most efficient and effective ways.

See our Statement of Expectations (pdf)

Our Organisation

Organisational Framework

 

RRG organisational chart 2019

The objectives of a Waste and Resource Recovery Group are to:

  1. Undertake waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning to meet the future needs of its waste and resource recovery region while minimising the environmental and public health impacts of waste and resource recovery infrastructure.
  2. Facilitate efficient procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services for its waste and resource recovery region through the collective procurement of waste management facilities and waste and resource recovery services in the region.
  3. Integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste and resource recovery market development strategies.
  4. Educate businesses and communities within its waste and resource recovery region to reduce waste going to landfill by using waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services efficiently.
  5. Ensure Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans and programs are informed by local government, business and community and inform State-wide waste and resource recovery planning and programs.

Our Region

Gippsland is a region of diverse communities, landscapes, resources, opportunities and challenges.

The region’s population is approximately 278,000 and generates around 485,500 tonnes of solid waste per year, which is 3.8% of Victoria’s total waste.

Over the next 20-30 years, Gippsland will be one of the state’s fastest growing regions with a predicted population of 386,000 by 2041.

The Gippsland Region

Map showing Gippsland within Victoria

 

Gippsland has a strong track record when it comes to recycling and resource recovery with over 70% of the materials discarded in Gippsland recycled, reused or repurposed.

Over the next 20-30 years, Gippsland will be one of the state’s fastest growing regions and the resource recovery sector needs to be proactive and creative with its planning to sustainably accommodate this growth.

The predicted rapid population growth also presents challenges and opportunities for Gippsland business, industry and community.

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