Board meeting 5 May 2022 Communique

Last updated: 14 September 2022

The Sustainability Victoria Board held its second meeting of the year online.

The Interim CEO’s report highlighted that Sustainability Victoria has been ranked 4th in the Australian Financial Review BOSS ‘Best places to work’ awards for 2022 in the Government, Education and Not for Profit category which is a testament to the excellent work undertaken across Sustainability Victoria.

The report also noted the outcomes of the first Industry Advisory Panel meeting held in early April – the panel consists of representatives from industry and peak bodies and aims to gain insight and promote opportunities for strengthening Victoria’s resource management. The information gathered from the panel meetings will also inform the SV Board and the Minister on the views of key sector stakeholders.

The Board noted an update on the establishment of the new entity, Recycling Victoria. This update illustrated the effect the transition will have on Sustainability Victoria and the impact on some operations that are currently SV’s responsibility.

The Board also received an update on Sustainability Victoria’s budget principles for the upcoming financial year. As part of the organisation’s efforts to have greater impact with existing resources, the Board was updated on the ‘soft launch’ of SV’s workshop spaces for hire. Great feedback has been received from organisations that have used the SV space for their events. More information on the meeting room, event and workshop spaces available can be found at Sustainable Space Hire.

The Board approved the release of several new funded programs which will help Victorian households and businesses reduce waste, increase recycling, and support the development of a circular economy for the state.

Finally, the Board endorsed a draft of Sustainability Victoria’s Commercial Strategy and provided guidance on the proposed Sustainable Finance Strategy. These strategies are part of the SV2030 activation plan, which illustrates the exciting and innovative path of Sustainability Victoria in supporting Victoria’s transition to a circular, climate-resilient economy.