Talis was engaged by the Bunbury Wellington Group of Councils, Capes Regional Organisation of Councils and Warren Blackwood Group of Councils (hereafter “the Group”) to develop a Regional Waste Management Strategy to provide a long-term plan consistent with the draft South West Regional Blueprint.
Talis has developed an intimate appreciation for the challenges faced by the local governments in the south-west region of Western Australia, typified by a lack of security on long-term waste management treatment options in the face of increased regulation.
Our strategy identified and assessed strategic options across all levels of the waste hierarchy, including waste education and energy, to assist the Group in shifting towards a more sustainable consumption cycle. As part of these works, our team assessed the financial and technical merits for the Strategic Options as well as associated Support Structures. Talis devised a long-term disposal strategy including economic viability and logistical modelling to determine an optimum location for a regional landfill facility to service the region.
Our regional strategy supports the generation of greater economies of scale and therefore provides the Group (representing some 12 local governments) with the ability to cater and process larger quantities of waste. By sourcing waste from a wider geographical area, there becomes significant potential for the Group to move towards developing a cost-effective regional waste management solution and provide best practice services to residents that may not otherwise have been possible.