Sustainability Victoria is responsible for planning for Victoria’s waste and resource recovery system at a statewide level. Central to Victoria’s integrated approach, is our 30-year roadmap – the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP).
SV works closely with the seven regional Waste and Resource Recovery Groups, responsible for complementary Regional Implementation Plans, to ensure that we achieve change at a state, regional and local level and maximise our impact.
The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP) is prepared by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government. It is a central component of Victoria’s Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Planning Framework and Victoria’s integrated approach to waste and recycling.
First published in 2015, the SWRRIP is the first of its kind in Australia to provide a long-term vision and roadmap to guide future planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure in the state.
The vision of the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan is to develop an integrated statewide waste and resource recovery system that continues to provide an essential community service.
The SWRRIP was republished in April 2018. The amendments reflect the Regional Implementation Plans, government policy and provide clearer guidance for decision-makers and respond to feedback from the consultation period. The SWRRIP, an overview - SWRRIP at a glance, and FAQ’s are available.
Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan frequently asked questions.
SV heard from a range of stakeholders during the 2017 consultation period. This feedback was invaluable to inform the final SWRRIP. The Consultation Report outlines what we heard and how this informed the final SWRRIP. SV would like to thank all who contributed.
Implementing the SWRRIP involves many stakeholders, including state government agencies, local government, waste and resource recovery businesses and industry that remanufactures and uses recycled material.
The SWRRIP identifies key actions for the Victorian Government, including:
The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan's complementary initiatives for the next 5–10 years are illustrated in the diagram.
The Victorian Government regularly releases funding programs to support resource recovery. Check out our Grants and Funding section to see available rounds and learn about recent funding announcements.
The SWRRIP is being implemented in collaboration with Victoria’s seven regional Waste and Resource Recovery Groups. The seven Regional Implementation Plans enable the statewide goals to be achieved consistent with local priorities.
Each Regional Implementation Plan contains an infrastructure schedule. An outline of the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Scheduling process is available here
Increasing the recovery of valuable resources will rely on a mix of existing and emerging technologies. Understanding these technologies enables informed decision-making about what can be achieved and what may or may not be suitable.
The Resource Recovery Technology Guide provides an overview of resource recovery technologies which will be useful for readers who have a general understanding of resource recovery and waste processing technologies. The Resource recovery technology guide is complementary to the Biological recovery of organics guide. It does not include all reprocessing technologies; however further technologies may be researched and published by Sustainability Victoria in future.
The Guide is aimed at project developers, operators, council officers and elected members, waste generators, planners, regulators, investors, and the general community who may be involved in, or have an interest in:
This guide is intended to provide initial information; Sustainability Victoria recommends that decision-makers undertake further investigations as needed.
We will update this guide as needed. For any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
An overview of resource recovery technologies for readers who have a general understanding of resource recovery and waste processing technologies.
SV monitors the implementation of the SWRRIP through a monitoring and evaluation plan. It includes a suite of indicators to assess the performance of the SWRRIP.
SV has completed the first round of evaluation and developed the SWRRIP Progress Report – June 2015 to July 2017.
The Report provides high level information about how we are progressing towards achieving the SWRRIP’s goals. It includes:
The information in this Report will also be used as a baseline to measure changes and trends over time so we can evaluate the effectiveness of the SWRRIP and how it may be impacting the waste and resource recovery sector. It will also be used to inform Victorian Government program planning.
The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan Progress Report – July 2015 to June 2017 provides an update on implementation of the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP).
Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan
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