First listed on: 21 July 2021

Waste Reform Implementation Lead


  • Salary - $100K to $108K + Super
  • Monthly RDO
  • 4 Year Fixed Term 



Moreland is a progressive council with 180,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our city is vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops and our community of artists and creative industries. As a Council, we’ve been supporting our community through difficult times, and our long term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, community wellbeing, and creating great places.

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to engagement with, the Moreland community. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play. 


This new, fixed term position will lead implementation of the operational aspects of Council’s Kerbside Waste Reform program.  The position will allow Moreland City Council to apply best practice and be a leading Council in waste.

The reform program at Moreland has previously commenced as articulated in Moreland’s Waste and Litter Strategy and Zero Carbon Moreland Plan.  The State Government’s Recycling Victoria policy introduced in 2020 has added the requirement for a glass service and provided more direction on Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) and incentive for minimisation for waste to landfill (through the increased landfill levy).  It is therefore necessary to build upon the reforms already introduced, such as opt-in of FOGO.

All Victorian Councils are implementing the mandated reforms with their own implementation plans,  Activities at Moreland need to be undertaken cognisant of what is happening in other Councils, opportunities for collaborative procurement and trials, industry capacity, sharing learnings and insights as part of a wider community of practice for waste reform.  The project is also a key driver for the reduction of carbon emissions and delivery of Council’s Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030 and Zero Carbon Moreland by 2040 targets.

The role has a specific focus on projects and initiatives that relate to the rollout and implementation of Council’s 4-bin collection service, according to the model approved by Council, in a way that maximises uptake and compliance.  This will include project planning and operational change planning to implement necessary changes to existing contractual and in-house service provision arrangements for bin supply, waste collection, customer liaison, special fee-for-service provision and disposal arrangements for each waste stream.  In addition, new arrangements will be required to be implemented for a glass service (spanning bins, collection, special services and disposal).  The changes will include changes to collection frequencies and bin sizes across the municipality.

The role will also support implementation of a new hard waste service and the determination and implementation of the new waste charge model.  It will support the education and waste service selection functions that are led by City Change branch and are critical to the successful uptake of the altered services.  Changes to Moreland’s IT systems and customer service functions will also need to be accounted for.

The role will also identify project partnership opportunities for innovative projects and trials to support a 4-stream waste service for all Council-serviced properties.  This particularly applies to challenging cohorts such as multi-unit developments (MUDs) and needs to account for commercial participants in the waste service charge.

The incumbent will plan, deliver and monitor the service change and pro-actively manage project risks. Through successful project deliver, the role will maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the changing waste service so that is able to meet the needs of a diverse and growing population.


  • A tertiary qualification in waste management, environmental management or science, sustainability, project management or related field, or demonstrated equivalent competencies gained through substantial experience in these or related fields
  • Developed knowledge of and experience in waste management, resource recovery and circular economy principles, issues and opportunities relevant to local government.
  • Demonstrated program and project management skills with proven experience in program and/or project design and delivery, to achieve desired outcomes, preferably on waste or resource recovery issues.
  • Ability to co-ordinate formal and informal teams with multi-disciplinary skills and expertise to achieve the objectives of the position and wider corporate objectives.
  • Proven research, strategic thinking and analytical skills to contribute to Moreland’s leadership in waste avoidance and resource recovery for environmental and liveability outcomes.


  • The opportunity to work alongside a professional and supportive team
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A real sense of work-life balance
  • Wellness programs- free gym classes & social club

For further information please contact Dan Widdup on 8311 4327.

Applications close: 5.00 pm, 2 August 2021. (*in the case that we receive a high volume of applications we may close this advert before the closing date).

Before submitting an application please view the Position Description. Please note that when applying for this role, you will be required to attach your valid Drivers Licence. Please have this ready when completing your application

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

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