The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) has opened expressions of interest to design, build and operate an advanced waste processing facility for Melbourne’s household rubbish.
According to WWRRG CEO Jill Riseley, the tender is largest of its kind ever undertaken by Melbourne councils.
“Advanced waste processing solutions will play a significant role in achieving the Victorian Government’s new target to divert 80 per cent of household rubbish from landfill by 2030,” she said.
“Sixteen councils from the south east of Melbourne are involved in the tender, and together the councils collected over 490,000 tonnes of residual rubbish in 2016. This is forecast to grow to over 700,000 tonnes a year by 2046.”
Starting with the call for expressions of interest, Ms Riseley said the procurement process would take approximately two years.
“The procurement will focus on the financial, environmental and social outcomes councils want to achieve rather than specify a technology,” she said.
“It will be up to bidders to recommend proven and appropriate solutions, and to demonstrate how they deliver on councils’ objectives.”