MRA managing director Mike Ritchie recently sent Minister Kean an open letter recognising the State’s successes in waste management and identifying key concerns and potential solutions for supporting resource recovery post COVID-19.
Getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW.
Now, the NSW Government is trying to combat the economic downturn brought about by COVID-19 by cutting down red-tape to speed up the planning process and stimulate the construction industry.
Everyone working in waste and recycling knows that getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW. Mike Ritchie looks at why this is the case and puts forward 3 ideas for NSW to get its mojo back.
The NSW EPA has developed a draft financial assurance policy and guideline to ensure that those responsible for pollution or contamination pay the costs of clean-up or remediation.
MRA’s submission on the Draft Policy and Draft Guideline is outlined in this post.
The NSW Government has released its fourth round of the Bin Trim program under the NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).
The Bin Trim program provides funding to organisations to deliver waste assessments, support and advice to NSW businesses to help the businesses reduce their waste and increase recycling.
The recently awarded WLRM grants wrap up a spectacular year for MRA’s grants team. Over the four funding streams MRA helped our clients win over $11 million in grants for FOGO and infrastructure projects.
MRA’s planning team is glowing this Christmas with two development approvals granted in the last two weeks. Both approvals are for resource recovery facilities helping keep valuable materials out of landfill.