QLD State Branch Committee
President Melanie Kempton
Vice President Matthew McCarthy

QLD Working Groups
  • Landfill
  • Resource and Energy Recovery (Energy from Waste)
  • Waste Educators
  • Young Professionals
QLD Landfill Working Group

Landfill QLD is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group was formed to promote and improve the landfill industry in QLD It provides support, information, advocacy and leadership to waste industry professionals who have an interest in landfills.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To share knowledge on key issues and developments for the landfill industry
  • To be an open channel of communication between landfill operators, regulators and other stakeholders
  • To inform and influence policy on issues relating to the landfill sector in QLD
  • To raise the public profile and perception of landfilling in QLD
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Landfill Division

Membership of the Landfill QLD Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of landfill operators, local and state government, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics.

The Working Group is part of the WMAA National Landfill Division and has a representative on the WMAA QLD Branch Committee.


QLD Resource and Energy Recovery (Energy from Waste)

The Qld Resource and Energy Recovery (Energy from Waste) working group is part of the Resource & Energy Recovery National Division.

Like the WMAA R&ER Division, the Working Group also supports the development of a viable R&ER industry that operates within the framework of ecologically sustainable development.

The Working Group acknowledges that resources and/or energy may be recovered from the waste stream using a number of different technologies, and that the feasibility of each may differ by circumstance.

The Working Group aims to encompass energy from waste and alternative waste technology issues, in recognition of the frequent synergies between these technologies in maximising resource utilisation.


QLD Waste Educators Working Group

QLD Waste Educators Working Group is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group was formed to raise the profile of education within the waste and resource recovery industry and to encourage preferred practice waste education in state.  It provides support, information, advocacy and leadership for waste education professionals.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To connect waste and environmental educators and share information and experiences
  • To raise the profile of education and its role in waste avoidance and resource recovery across government, industry and the broader community.
  • Ensure waste education is an integral part of public policy in QLD
  • Advance waste education as a profession  and promote recognition of excellence in the practice of waste education
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Waste Educators Division

Membership of the QLD Waste Educators Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of waste educators and environmental officers working within Local (metropolitan and regional Councils) and State Government; and consultants working within the waste and environmental management industry.

The Working Group is part of the WMAA National Waste Educators Division and has a representative on the WMAA QLD Branch Committee.

Meetings are generally held each month and teleconference facilities are provided for members in regional areas.

QLD Young Professionals Working Group

The QLD Young Professionals (YPs) is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA).  The Group was formed to provide a forum for career development and networking for young professionals working or seeking work in the waste management industry.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To increase the skills, knowledge and experience of young professionals
  • To provide opportunities for young professionals and facilitate career development
  • To empower young professionals to take an active role in the industry through WMAA

The QLD YPs do this by:

  • Promoting opportunities for increased training, mentorship and knowledge sharing
  • Providing tools and resources
  • Organising networking events and catered conference programs
  • Working to provide enhanced benefits for students and YPs through their WMAA membership

The Working Group also has a representative on the WMAA QLD Branch Committee and connects with similar working groups in NSW, SA and VIC.

Meetings are generally held each month and teleconference facilities can be provided for members in regional areas.

Young Professionals Courses

Waste Management Volunteer Programs