Who we work with

Metropolitan Melbourne councils

MWRRG supports Melbourne’s 31 metropolitan councils to work with their communities to minimise waste, maximise resource recovery and reduce litter.

Each council nominates a councillor and a council officer to be member of the Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum, which has been set up to support the effective operation of the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group.


Victorian Government portfolio partners

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) – is Victoria's lead government agency for sustainable management of water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests, ecosystems and planning. The Environment Policy division in the Environment and Natural Resource Group of DELWP sets state policy for the waste sector including municipal solid waste.

Sustainability Victoria (SV) – aims to integrate sustainability into all aspects of Victorian life so that living sustainably forms a part of daily life. SV works across all industry sectors, as well as with schools, state and local government, community groups and individuals. In metropolitan Melbourne SV is responsible for commercial and industrial waste, and construction and demolition waste.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA Victoria) – aims to protect, care for and improve the environment. The EPA is responsible for enforcing the Environment Protection Act 1970 and may license facilities that have significant potential for harming the environment. It can prosecute individuals or organisations that are non-compliant. Waste management and litter are included in this role.

Waste and Resource Recovery Groups – in addition to MWRRG, there are six regional Waste and Resource Recovery Groups in Victoria. The groups undertake regional waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning, procurement, market development and education as well as developing their Regional Waste Resource Recovery Implementation Plans to set out how the waste and resource recovery needs of their region.



From time to time MWRRG engages specialist consultants to provide expert analysis or advice and/or to develop a document on specific waste and resource recovery matters.

In accordance with Victorian Government annual reporting requirements, a detailed disclosure of the consultants we have engaged in the 2016-17 financial year for a value of $10,000 or more is available here.

All consultants engaged by MWRRG are appointed using approved Victorian Government procurement processes.



Last updated: 20/10/2020