The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP) provides Victoria with the long-term vision and roadmap to guide future planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure.

The SWRRIP is being amended, in consultation with the waste and resource recovery sector, to reflect regional priorities and issues and the government’s policy agenda.

Sustainability Victoria has released a consultation draft of the amended SWRRIP for public feedback and is seeking submissions until 5pm (AEST) Thursday 31 August 2017.

What are the key amendments to the SWRRIP?

The SWRRIP now includes key waste flow and projection information contained within the seven Regional Implementation Plans. This information collectively provides a more comprehensive picture of Victoria’s waste flows, capacity gaps and regional infrastructure priorities, and is used to inform a summary of overall opportunities to increase recovery in Victoria. The SWRRIP now includes updated and new ‘actions’ that better reflect the range of activities in Regional Implementation Plans.

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the link between land use planning and waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning in Victoria. It also outlines recent changes to the Victorian Planning Provisions, requiring the SWRRIP and Regional Implementation Plans to be considered in relevant local land use planning decisions. Additional information on ‘hubs of statewide importance’– including hub descriptions and the process of review, is also included.

  • Clarity on future hazardous waste infrastructure planning
  • Clarity on incineration infrastructure. That using this infrastructure, as a means of waste disposal, is not considered part of Victoria’s waste and resource recovery system (unless for hazardous material, human health, emergencies etc.)
  • Updates on guidance for decision makers to consider the SWRRIP and Regional Implementation Plans
  • Updates information on the SWRRIP’s supporting strategies – markets, organics, education, investment facilitation and data.

Making a submission

Sustainability Victoria is seeking public feedback on the amended SWRRIP Consultation Draft. You can lodge your submission online via the form below, or you can email or post your submissions.

All submissions must be received by 5pm (AEST) on Thursday 31 August 2017.

Online submission

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By Post

Submissions can be posted to:

Attention: SWRRIP
Sustainability Victoria
Urban Workshop
Level 28, 50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

By email

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Privacy Collection Statement

Sustainability Victoria collects, uses and discloses your personal information for the purpose of consultation on the amendments to the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP) and in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protected Act 2014 and our Privacy Statement. Sustainability Victoria's Privacy Statement is available from http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au. Disclosure of your personal information will be limited to Sustainability Victoria staff who are implementing the amendments to the SWRRIP unless you have provided your consent to the publication of your name and comments. If you have any questions relating to the Privacy Statement or wish to seek access to the personal information which Sustainability Victoria holds about you, please contact us in writing addressed to: privacy@sustainability.vic.gov.au