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A new business case for a new Centre of Excellence for Resource recovery will be developed for western Melbourne.
The Victorian Government, the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recover Group, waste industry and local councils will come together to develop the business case as part of the Western Metropolitan Partnership.
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It will act as an advisory group established by the state government to provide a way for communities to directly engage with state and local governments. The partnership will also aim to provide advice on the top priorities for jobs, services and infrastructure.
In 2017, the partnership advised there was a need for well-planned suburbs and improved waste management.
Local government areas covered by the partnership include Maribyrnong City Council, Brimbank City Council, Melton City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Moonee Valley City Council and Wyndham City Council.
The business case will be delivered under the $37 million Recycling Industry Strategic Plan.