The Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) is made up of the Albury and Griffith City Councils, the Berrigan, Carrathool, Hay, Leeton and Narrandera Shire Councils, the Edward and Murray River Councils and the Federation and Murrumbidgee Councils in the south-west of New South Wales.
RAMJO engaged Talis to prepare a Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy (the strategy) to guide the implementation of an efficient and sustainable waste management system across the region.
Talis engaged in a thorough consultation process with RAMJO and key stakeholders, involving both workshops with RAMJO members & coordinators and the release of surveys, in order to determine the preferred approach to implement the strategy. As a result, the following critical aspects were identified as key to the RAMJO region’s transition to a more sustainable waste management system:
- Leadership, facilitation andempowerment;
- Education and marketing;
- Holistic approach;
- Waste data;
- Resource recovery services;
- Waste management infrastructure planning;and
- Funding opportunities.
The Strategy 2017-2021, identifies both priorities for the region and current and future service, infrastructural & educational requirements to be addressed in the fulfilment of RAMJO goals.
The Strategy aligns 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.
Talis continues to work with RAMJO in the development of waste management projects across the south-west region.