About Us

The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) is a Victorian State Government Statutory Body responsible for coordinating and facilitating the delivery of waste management and resource recovery across metropolitan Melbourne. MWRRG was established on 1 August 2014 by s49C(1) of the Environment Protection Act 1970, and succeeds the former Metropolitan Waste Management Group (MWMG). MWRRG’s planning role is responsible for all waste streams – municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition waste (C&D) and commercial and industrial waste (C&I).


RobMillard14  Our Chief Executive Officer

Rob Millard brings 30 years of local government experience to his role.  

Rob led the organisation in producing the 2009 Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Strategic Plan which for the first time brought together a metropolitan wide approach to coordinating waste and resource recovery. 

Since then Rob has driven the integration of waste and resource recovery infrastructure requirements into the Victorian planning policy framework. 

In October 2016  MWRRG released its new strategic plan, the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan.

Rob looks forward to being part of a new era for the management of Melbourne’s waste  - one in which waste is seen as a valuable commodity and where new, efficient technologies are delivering step change improvements to the recovery of valuable materials including organic waste.


Our Board

The MWRRG Board is made up of eight directors appointed by the Victorian Government: four skills based directors are selected by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and four are nominated collectively by the 31 councils that belong to the Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum. The Chair is appointed by the Minister and selected from the four forum-nominated members.

The Board has responsibilities that include:

  • approving, where appropriate, policies and recommendations from sub-committees and staff
  • monitoring, reviewing and recommending changes on internal strategies and policies
  • participating in the development of the MWRRG Business Plan, Metropolitan Waste Plan, Constitution, Education Strategy and Annual Report
  • considering and approving the Annual Budget
  • appointing the CEO
  • assisting in the development of and maintaining positive relations among the Board, committees, staff, stakeholders and the community.


Last updated: 08/03/2016