Waste and resource recovery hub plans

A waste and resource recovery hub is a facility, or a group of facilities that recover and/or manage waste. Hubs are designated as being of local, regional or state importance. 

There are 14 hubs of state importance in metropolitan Melbourne, identified by the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan and the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan. MWRRG has been working with councils to prepare plans for some of these hubs of state importance. 

The hub plans identify:

  • the role and function of resource recovery and waste facilities within the hub
  • opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing
  • opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

Developing plans for hubs of state importance helps ensure that land use buffers are put in place to minimise impacts to communities, the environment and public health. They also ensure adequate land is available for future waste and resource recovery infrastructure across the state.

We have prepared and released four hub plans with support from Sustainability Victoria and councils:

  • City of Casey – Hallam Road Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan
  • City of Melbourne – Dynon Resource Recovery Centre Hub Plan
  • City of Greater Dandenong – Ordish Road Precinct Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan
  • City of Whittlesea – Cooper Street Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan.

We have also developed a Guide to Preparing Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plans to provide guidance for local and state government on the hub planning process.

The four hub plans and hub plan template will contribute to the Victorian Recycling Infrastructure Plan (VRIP). The VRIP is currently being developed by Sustainability Victoria with the assistance of Victoria’s seven waste and resource recovery groups.

Hub Plans

  • Guide to Preparing Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plans Guidance Document 2.7 MB

    This guideline provides guidance to local governments on the hub planning process. It covers the rationale for preparing hub plans, the context and possible inputs and outputs of the process, including developing implementation actions.

  • City of Casey - Hallam Road Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan Report 1.7 MB

    The Hallam Road Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

  • City of Melbourne - Dynon Resource Recovery Centre Hub Plan Report 3.9 MB

    The City of Melbourne - Dynon Resource Recovery Centre Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

  • City of Greater Dandenong - Ordish Road Precinct Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan Report 2.8 MB

    The City of Greater Dandenong - Ordish Road Precinct Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

  • City of Whittlesea - Cooper Street Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan Report 2.2 MB

    The City of Whittlesea - Cooper Street Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

Last updated: 08/04/2021