Market sounding for waste and resource recovery infrastructure gets underway

The waste and resource recovery regions of the Goulburn Valley, Loddon Mallee and North East have entered a combined market sounding process to engage with industry and local government in planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure.

The market sounding process is a core part of developing the three group’s draft Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans (Implementation plans).

The market sounding provides industry and local government the opportunity to tell us:

  • Opportunities that may contribute to meeting the waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs in the three regions over the next 10 years
  • The sector’s current and future capacity
  • Investment in future waste and resource recovery infrastructure
  • Proposed changes to local government operated transfer stations or resource recovery facilities
  • The status and future timeframe of proposals put forward by industry and local government
  • Perceived challenges and constraints on expanding materials recovery at existing facilities

It is important to note that the market sounding process is not seeking information on new or proposed expansions of landfills.

Making a submission as part of the market sounding signals to us your organisation’s intentions about the role you want to play in the region’s waste and resource recovery market.

The market sounding process plays a specific role in the development of the schedule of waste and resource recovery infrastructure for the regions. The schedule will list existing and planned infrastructure. If your infrastructure or future plans are included in the infrastructure schedule of the Implementation Plan you signal to local government, other planning authorities and the community that the infrastructure is important to the integration and effective operation of the overall regional waste and resource recovery network.

The market sounding process will open on Friday 30 October 2015 and will be advertised broadly throughout all the regions. Submissions close at 2pm AEST on Friday 27 November 2015.

To download the Market Sounding Guide, Existing Facilities, FAQ’s and a submission form, please go to

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Welcome to the website of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG).

The LMWRRG is one of 7 Waste and Resource Recovery Group that cover regional Victoria that links state, local governments, community and industry.

We have 9 member councils: Buloke Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra and Loddon and Macedon Ranges Shire Councils, Mildura Rural City Council,  Mount Alexander Shire Council, Swan Hill Rural City Councils and Wakool Shire Council (Associate).

The LMWWRG is responsible for facilitating a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure and services for all waste streams,  municipal solid waste (MSW), commercial and industrial waste (C&I) and construction and demolition waste (C&D).

Our key functions also include facilitating the procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services, to educate businesses and communities to reduce waste going to landfill and to integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste strategies.


This is the corporate site for the LMWRRG where you can keep up to date on the strategic plans, reports, press releases, newsletters and other pieces of work released by the Group.

For information on education projects and campaigns run by the Group, and some tips and ideas on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, please visit our Kerbside Pride website.