The Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith has invited industry, communities and local governments to join consultation sessions on the Government's review of how the state's waste is managed.

 

"The Coalition recently announced $9 million to support a range of waste management related programs based on outcomes from the Sustainability Victoria Review, because resource efficiency and job creation is firmly on our agenda," Mr Smith said.

 

Recent announcements include:

  • $3.5m for transition support to improve regional landfill infrastructure to meet tougher environmental standards
  • a $3m regional support package to fund a range of initiatives targeting resource recovery; and
  • a $2.5m regional organics strategy for state of the art facilities, improved infrastructure and market development.

 

"While some things are working well, it is time to take stock and maximise unrealised opportunities to recover more of our resources," Mr Smith said.

 

"The carbon price will also have an impact on the waste and resource recovery markets in Victoria, so we need to understand these impacts so Victorian operators are not left behind.

 

To register interest in attending one of the sessions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information including a copy of the Waste Policy Review discussion paper, visit www.dse.vic.gov.au/waste