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New rules for all waste facilities in Victoria
Infrastructure
20 July 2021

New rules for all waste facilities in Victoria

As of 1 July 2021 resource recovery facilities in Victoria are captured under new Environment Protection Regulations. Facilities that trigger the requirements must apply by October 2021 for a licence or permit or by 2 January 2022 if the activity needs a registration. If you do not make an application, you can no longer operate.

MRA Brief on New Major Projects Pathway in NSW
Legislation
9 February 2021

MRA Brief on New Major Projects Pathway in NSW

The NSW Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment has recently released a series of draft measures aimed at reducing timeframes for State Significant Development Projects and improving the standards of environmental reporting.

Waste management facilities are not the same as shopping centres
Planning & Approvals
13 May 2020

Waste management facilities are not the same as shopping centres

The Federal ban on exports of recyclables requires that over 100 new processing facilities be built to process the 1.3MT of recyclables that we previously exported. Getting approval for waste facilities can be hard, expensive and time consuming. Esther Hughes provides a few pointers for making the process as painless as possible.

NSW Fast Track Planning Approvals
NSW
1 May 2020

NSW Fast Track Planning Approvals

Getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW. Now, the NSW Government is trying to combat the economic downturn brought about by COVID-19 by cutting down red-tape to speed up the planning process and stimulate the construction industry.

2 years to get an approval ‚Äď tell him he‚Äôs dreaming!
NSW
16 April 2020

2 years to get an approval ‚Äď tell him he‚Äôs dreaming!

Everyone working in waste and recycling knows that getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW. Mike Ritchie looks at why this is the case and puts forward 3 ideas for NSW to get its mojo back.

Planning approvals before Christmas ‚Äď It‚Äôs a wrap.
Infrastructure
17 December 2019

Planning approvals before Christmas ‚Äď It‚Äôs a wrap.

MRA’s planning team is glowing this Christmas with two development approvals granted in the last two weeks. Both approvals are for resource recovery facilities helping keep valuable materials out of landfill.

Planning and Approvals capabilities in high demand
Planning & Approvals
19 November 2015

Planning and Approvals capabilities in high demand

MRA‚Äôs Planning and Approvals team is going from strength to strength. ‚ÄúWith the introduction of the PoEO (Waste) Regulation changes in late 2014, we have seen a surge in clients seeking to ensure their regulatory house is in order. We have successfully completed a number of development and licence applications for new and existing waste […]

David Cocks joins MRA Consulting Group in Melbourne
MRA News
11 August 2015

David Cocks joins MRA Consulting Group in Melbourne

MRA announces¬†its¬†expansion into the Victorian market with the appointment¬†of David Cocks as Victorian Manager. David joins MRA from Sustainability Victoria (SV) where he¬†managed SV’s Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Team. David¬†brings¬†to MRA¬†a detailed understanding¬†of¬†Victoria‚Äôs¬†waste policy and infrastructure landscape. Given the expansion¬†of processing facilities already underway and in development,¬†David‚Äôs experience,¬†developing and evaluating¬†business cases¬†for the State government¬†will […]

When one man’s ‚Äėwaste‚Äô is a resource
Recycling
1 May 2015

When one man’s ‚Äėwaste‚Äô is a resource

A recent case in the NSW Land and Environment Court has highlighted the discord between NSW‚Äôs planning laws and the environmental protection laws, which could impact the way that waste and recycling processers are approved and regulated. After much advocacy by the waste and recycling sectors, the Government in 2007 introduced the State Environmental Planning […]

MRA Best Small Consultancy in Australia 2015
Awards
18 March 2015

MRA Best Small Consultancy in Australia 2015

‚ÄúMRA has once again emerged the winner in the Inside Waste Consultants Review‚ÄĚ said Jacqueline Ong the Editor of Inside Waste. The annual survey asks stakeholders from local, State and Federal government, the commercial sector, consultancies and private sector waste generators who they think are Australia‚Äôs waste experts and why. The review assessed the market […]

Mandatory waste management group membership slated for Perth
State Strategy
14 January 2015

Mandatory waste management group membership slated for Perth

A review of WA’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 (WARR Act) is set to create an opportunity for new recovery infrastructure in Perth. The WARR Act is the principal legislation for waste management in Western Australia. It is subject to a statutory review within five years of its commencement. Starting in July 2008, […]

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