Published on 18 March 2022
At its Council meeting on 17 March 2022, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council considered a decision regarding a procurement process conducted by South East Metropolitan Advanced Waste Processing Pty Ltd (SEMAWP), of which the Shire is a shareholder alongside 14 other local government authorities.
The report and attachments about this decision remain confidential under Section 3 (1) (a) of the Local Government Act 2020. However, Council resolved to release its decision and publish additional information as permitted over the coming weeks.
Moved: Cr Dixon
Seconded: Cr Bissinger
Mornington Peninsula Shire announced last year it had joined 14 other councils in Melbourne’s south east to form a company to deliver an advanced waste processing alternative to landfill.
The aim of the company - South East Metropolitan Advanced Waste Processing Pty Ltd (SEMAWP) – is to help councils deliver an advanced waste processing facility that will process household rubbish instead of burying it in landfill.
Advanced waste processing facilities are regulated by the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA). Any facility will need to be appropriately located, constructed and operated according to strict regulations that minimise risks to the environment and people.
Advanced waste processing solutions will play a significant role in achieving the new target to divert 80% of household rubbish from landfill by 2030.