Local Government

The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) supports 6 councils to work with their communities to minimise waste. Click here for information on waste and recycling services in the Goulburn Valley.

Each council nominates a councillor and a council officer to be members of the Goulburn Valley Local Government Waste Forum, which has been set up to support the effective operation of GVWRRG.

Sub committees

The Technical Advisory Reference Group and Education Steering Committee each consists of one representative from each member council, and provides specialist support and advice with regard to GVWRRG’s technical and community education functions respectively.

Victorian Government portfolio partners

The 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. SV’s Seymour office employs a Strategic Coordinator (Hume) for State-wide Engagement. The Strategic Coordinator liaises with the Goulburn Valley and North East WRRGs in the development of their Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans.

The Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) aims to protect, care for and improve the environment. The EPA is responsible for enforcing the Environmental 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. EPA officers in Wangaratta liaise with the Goulburn Valley and North East WRRGs in the development of their implementation plans.

Other Waste and Resource Recovery Groups

GVWRRG, along with the 5 other regional groups and the Metropolitan WRRG, all liaise to:

  • Undertake strategic and infrastructure planning for waste and landfill infrastructure in the specific region
  • Give effect to state policies and programs relating to waste
  • Coordinate and support community waste education and work with community, local government and other stakeholders to reduce waste, maximise recovery and reduce environmental harm
  • Support Industrial waste recovery initiatives.