SA/NT State Branch Committee
President Mark Rawson
Vice President John Phillips

SA/NT Working Groups
  • Carbon Committee
  • Landfill
  • Waste Educators
  • Young Professionals
NSW Carbon Committee

The NSW Carbon Committee is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group provides support, information, advocacy and leadership to waste industry professionals who have an interest in carbon policy issues.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To share knowledge on key issues and developments relating to Carbon Policy for the waste and resource recovery industry
  • To be an open channel of communication between facility operators, regulators and other stakeholders
  • To inform and influence policy on issues relating to Carbon in SA/NT
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of an understanding of Carbon issues within the waste profession and the wider community in SA/NT
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Carbon Committee

Membership of the SA/NT Carbon Committee is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of waste contractors, local and state government, consultants, legal advisors and waste generators.

The Working Group is part of the WMAA National Carbon Committee and has a representative on the WMAA SA/NT Branch Committee.

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

SA/NT Landfill Working Group

Landfill SA/NT is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group was formed to promote and improve the landfill industry in SA/NT 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 SA/NT
  • To raise the public profile and perception of landfilling in SA/NT
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Landfill Division

Membership of the Landfill SA/NT 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 SA/NT Branch Committee.


SA/NT Waste Educators Working Group

SA/NT 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 SA/NT
  • 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 SA/NT 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 SA/NT Branch Committee.

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

SA/NT Young Professionals Working Group

The SA/NT 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 SA/NT 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 SA/NT Branch Committee and connects with similar working groups in QLD, 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