VIC State Branch Committee
President Graeme Stewart
Vice President Kirstin Coote
VIC Working Groups
  • Carbon Committee
  • Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Landfill
  • Resource & Energy Recovery
  • Waste Educators
  • Young Professionals
VIC Carbon Committee

The VIC 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 VIC
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of an understanding of Carbon issues within the waste profession and the wider community in VIC
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Carbon Committee

Membership of the VIC 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 VIC Branch Committee.

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

VIC Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Working Group

The VIC Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Working Group provides a forum for C&D recyclers and others in the industry to discuss how to create a better industry and environment for recycling C&D waste materials.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • Foster the identification and expansion of sustainable markets
  • Develop and promote environmentally sustainable practices
  • Encourage increased professionalism in the C&D Recycling Industry
  • Develop, assess, and provide comment on issues and policies affecting the C&D Recycling Industry in VIC
  • Promote research and development into C&D Recycling technologies
  • Arrange and sponsor meetings, conferences and seminars or similar gatherings on subjects of interest to the C&D Recycling Industry
  • Promote consumer confidence by developing and supporting high industry standards for C&D Recycling
  • Educate communities about the benefits of using recycled C &D materials
  • Engage with relevant industry associations (e.g. Master Builders, Property Council, UDIA) to highlight the benefits of recycling C&D materials and how various C&D materials can be recycled rather than disposed to landfill 
  • Promote on site C&D Recycling and management practices which avoid the creation of waste
  • Make available general information, education material and technical information on the C&D Recycling Industry

Membership of the VIC C&D Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of recyclers, local and state government, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics.
The Working Group is part of the WMAA National C&D Division, which was formed in 1998, and has a representative on the WMAA VIC Branch Committee


VIC Hazardous Waste Working Group

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

 

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To share knowledge on key issues and developments in hazardous waste
  • To be an open channel of communication between transporters, facility operators, regulators and other stakeholders
  • To inform and influence policy on issues relating to hazardous waste in Victoria
  • To provide input into state issues through the WMAA Vic Branch

Membership of the Victorian Hazardous Waste Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of hazardous waste transporters, facility operators, local and state government, consultants, technology providers and academics.

The Working Group has a representative on the WMAA Vic Branch Committee.
Meetings are held on an as needs basis and teleconference facilities are provided for members in regional areas.


VIC Landfill Working Group

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

Membership of the Landfill VIC 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 VIC Branch Committee.


VIC Resource & Energy Recovery (R&ER) Working Group

The VIC Resource & Energy Recovery (R&ER) 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.


VIC Waste Educators Working Group

VIC 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 VIC
  • 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 VIC 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 VIC Branch Committee.

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

VIC Young Professionals Working Group

The VIC 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 VIC 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 VIC Branch Committee and connects with similar working groups in QLD, SA and NSW.

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

Young Professionals Courses

Waste Management Volunteer Programs