Business cases for an Inner Metropolitan Sustainability Hub and Western Waste and Recycling Centre of Excellence have identified opportunities for a variety of sites.
The business cases, developed by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) in collaboration with key stakeholders, were prepared to inform the Victorian Government’s upcoming Circular Economy Policy.
According to a MWRRG statement, the Inner Metropolitan Sustainability Hub business case investigates the creation of a sustainability hub in Fishermans Bend.
This includes informing them of opportunities for the construction of a water recycling plant, an anaerobic digester, a resource recovery centre, community facilities and additional space for private investment opportunities.
“The concept of a sustainability hub to co-locate all essential facilities sees major efficiencies in waste, water and energy use on a much smaller footprint,” the statement reads.
The second business case presents options for a Waste and Recycling Centre of Excellence in the western metropolitan region.
“The proposed Centre of Excellence is a small, multi-function innovation centre that would support communities, businesses, local government, and tertiary education providers to transition towards a circular economy through practical and scalable services,” the statement reads.
“This includes activities such as partnering businesses to trade priority waste streams, grant writing assistance, networking events and business workshops, assistance with research and development of circular economy projects, online resources and audits or material flow analyses.”