Your input is sought on how effectively the model will support our waste and recycling goals, ensuring these services are safe, reliable and meet community expectations.
Victoria’s waste and recycling system has experienced significant market shocks in recent years, highlighting the vulnerability of this essential service relied on by all Victorians.
To address these issues and to move towards a more circular economy, the Victorian Government released Recycling Victoria: A new economy in February this year. The policy and action plan set out a sweeping set of reforms which will establish a resilient recycling system and transform how our economy uses materials, driving greater waste minimisation and resource recovery, while protecting the environment and abating greenhouse gas emissions. The policy can be found here: https://www.vic.gov.au/transforming-recycling-victoria
As part of the policy, the Victorian Government committed to developing a new waste and recycling Act and establishing a waste authority by 2021. A new Act and authority will provide the Victorian Government with a system-wide view that will allow it to more effectively oversee the waste and recycling sector, including predicting and responding to future market shocks. This will also ensure that waste and recycling services are reliable and meet community expectations, and contribute to Victoria’s waste and recycling goals.
The Options Paper below proposes a model for the waste Act and authority. We want to hear from you on whether the waste authority’s proposed functions and powers will improve outcomes in the sector and within the broader community. The Options Paper includes specific questions to help guide your input.
Your views will ensure the final legislation represents the needs, priorities and ideas of our key stakeholders and the broader community.