Citywide has entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore participation in a waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Victoria, following the signing of an agreement with the project’s participants.
The Maryvale WtE project in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley is being developed by a consortium comprising Opal Australian Paper, SUEZ Australia and New Zealand, Tribe, Masdar, and Acciona.
“We are excited to have entered into this agreement which will enable Citywide to supply feedstock to the new WtE facility via a rail link, and potentially also participate as an equity partner,” Citywide Chief Executive Officer Chris Campbell said.
“Consistent with Citywide’s Waste and Recycling Strategy, participation in this project is about our commitment to finding alternatives to landfill for non-recyclable waste.
“It’s about the relentless pursuit of more sustainable solutions for effective waste management that help shape healthy, safe, thriving liveable cities and communities.”
Campbell noted that Victoria sent 4.6 million tonnes of waste to landfill last year.
“Even with the best recycling practices, there is still a lot of material that needs disposal,” he said.
“The WtE facility will allow us to divert waste from landfill by turning it into something that can benefit the whole community.”
Similarly, Citywide Chairman John Brumby AO said the company’s participation in the project underscores Citywide’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.
“We are proud to be part of a process that will reshape the waste sector in Victoria, divert non-recyclable rubbish from landfill, reclaim energy from resources and create employment through existing and streamlined logistics systems,” he said.