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  • Two decades of waste and recovery

    November marks 20 years since the development of regional waste management in Victoria. The milestone spans the GV Regional Waste Management Group entity which was established in 1997, and the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group which was formed after significant reforms in 2014. From Cobram to Wallan, the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource […]

  • Consultation on amendment to State Waste Plan

    Victorians can have their say on amendments to Victoria’s 30-year plan to manage waste and resource recovery infrastructure. The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP) has been updated to align with the seven Regional Implementation Plans, identifying when and where key projects may be needed in the future. Visit the Engage Victoria website […]

  • GVWRRG Board Revamp

    The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) welcomes four new Board Members including a new Chair. The Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio announced on Friday 5 May 2017 that Seema Abdullah, Leigh Wilson, David Lowe and Eric Lording would join four continuing members on the Board. The […]

  • Clean Up Australia Day 2017

    Volunteers were out in force for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 5 March. During a week of action more than 566,000 volunteers came together to clean up local parks, waterways, sporting fields, bushland and roadways at more than 6,200 locations across Australia. Now in its 26th year, Clean Up Australia Day also included Schools […]


The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the EP Act). The organisation commenced operating on 1 August 2014.

GVWRRG is the link between state, local governments, community and industry and 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).

The organisation has a central office, located at Shepparton to service the Goulburn Valley waste and resource recovery region which extends from the New South Wales border through to the outer suburbs of Melbourne.


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