Expressions of Interest

New Members Wanted

An opportunity exists for two Wyndham residents and an Environmental Group representative to join the Wyndham Refuse Disposal Facility & Waste Management Community Reference Group (CRG) and provide valuable input into council decisions about the operation of the Wyndham Refuse Disposal Facility (RDF) and waste management services in Wyndham. 

The CRG was established by Council in 2013 and is made up of nine community representatives, Wyndham City Councillors and staff, a representative from the Western Region Metropolitan Waste Group and an independent chair person.  Meetings are held at the Wyndham Civic Centre every two months on a Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 7pm.  Membership is for a three year period, with three positions becoming vacant each year. 

Download - Community Reference Group Terms of Reference

CRG members have an interest and some understanding of issues associated with environment, landfills, resource recovery and some experience or understanding of how a community advisory committee works.

The RDF is one of Victoria’s nominated waste hubs, providing important waste disposal and recycling services to the growing population of Wyndham, metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.  It currently provides approximately 35 jobs.

The Council’s vision is that by 2040, the RDF will become the centre of a precinct focused on resource recovery with residual waste to landfill.  Complementary businesses are co-located and the area is a centre for economic growth and green jobs.  The centre plays a key role in environmental education and is acknowledged by the community’.

The RDF operates within a highly regulated environment, in accordance with a licence from Environment Protection Authority (EPA), planning permit, best practice environmental management guidelines and a range of statutory provisions. 

The RDF also currently funds around 10% of Council’s annual capital works program for the benefit of the Wyndham community.

Expressions of interest close 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2019.

You may also be invited to attend a short informal interview to discuss your application on Wednesday 24 April 2019 between 4pm and 8pm.

If you would like to register your interest to become a member of the Wyndham Refuse Disposal Facility and Waste Management Community Reference Group, please complete and submit this online.

For further information or if you would like a copy of the Expression of Interest Application Form posted to you, please contact Liza McColl on 9742 0777 or liza.mccoll@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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