The Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC) which is made up of Albury and Griffith City Councils, Balranald, Berrigan, Carrathool, Hay, Leeton, Narrandera and Wentworth Shire Councils and Edward River, Federation, Murray River and Murrumbidgee Councils in the south west of NSW came together and engaged Talis to prepare a Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Strategy) to set the direction for the implementation of an efficient and sustainable waste management system across the region.
Talis undertook a thorough consultation process which involved workshops with the RAMROC members and coordinators and the release of surveys to seek feedback in order to determine the preferred approach to implement the Strategy. As a result, the following critical aspects were identified to facilitate the goal of transitioning to a sustainable waste management system across the RAMROC region:
• Leadership, facilitation and empowerment
• Education and marketing
• Regional collaboration
• Holistic approach
• Waste data
• Resource recovery services
• Waste management infrastructure planning
• Funding opportunities
The Regional Waste Strategy 2017-2021 identifies the priorities for the region and determines the current and future services, infrastructure and educational requirements to achieve the RAMROC goals while aligning with New South Wales (NSW) 2021: A plan to make NSW number one (NSW Government, 2012), the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-21 (WARR Strategy) and the implementation of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.