The project will review and update Council’s adopted 'Recycling the Future' Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018-2028, setting a new time horizon of 2025-2035.
Council’s adopted “Recycling the Future” Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018-2028 is due for review and update. The project will redevelop the strategy, reflecting on progress against the existing objectives and ensuring a new strategy is fit for the future based on evolving community needs/wants, technology, environment and regulation.
Bega Valley Shire Council is responsible for providing waste collection and waste management services to its community. These services are highly technical, both scientific and engineered, requiring a carefully considered balance of operational activity, asset management and business administration to achieve strategic outcomes. Waste operations are also heavily regulated with direct influence from Federal and State government applying to local government waste operations.
A service area strategy is required to guide the provision of services now and into the future that; is fit for purpose, meets our legislative requirements, meets community expectations, is sustainable, and aligns insofar as is possible with adopted and emerging best practice.
The key objectives of the strategy are:
The project is an operational project funded from the Waste Fund. The total project budget estimate is $170,238 covering internal salaries (sunk cost), community engagement materials, waste auditing consultants and minor project administration costs.
The Waste Strategy sits across two CSP Themes: Our Environment and Our Infrastructure.
The Strategy meets our commitment to the following CSP Strategies:
The development of the strategy also involves the “Our Civic Leadership” CSP Theme, and the following CSP Strategies in that theme.
Our current strategy: Recycling The Future, Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018-2028
Waste Strategy Coordinator
Bega Valley Shire Council
Phone: (02) 6499 2207
The project kicks off in July 2023 and seeks adoption by Council resolution in February 2025. Key dates for the community: