Multi-unit developments (MUDs) mainly in the CBD and inner Melbourne, but also in regional Victoria, has seen significant growth in recent years. Emerging waste streams, such as organics and e-waste also creates new management considerations in the design of buildings and how they function.

In line with the Apartment Design Standards developed by the Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning to improve the liveability of apartment living in Victoria, a new guide is needed to improve waste management practices and increase recycling.

Better practice options and technologies regarding waste management and recycling in MUDs are also constantly changing, therefore Sustainability Victoria has recently undertaken a complete revision of the 2010 guide - Best Practice for Waste Management in Multi-unit Developments (Revised 2017).

A final version of the amended Guide to Better Practice for Waste Management and Recycling in Multi-unit Developments (Sustainability Victoria 2018) is now available.

Making a submission

Submissions on the draft guide will close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 13th of July 2018.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Sam Trowse at sam.trowse@sustainability.vic.gov.au

Online Submission

Submissions on the draft guide are now closed. We would like to thank everyone who attended the information sessions and/or made a submission. We look forward to bringing you the complete, updated guide soon!

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.