Multi-unit developments

Increasing numbers of multi-unit developments (MUDs) are being built across metropolitan Melbourne to accommodate our growing population. However, MUDs have their own unique challenges when it comes to waste management and resource recovery.

MUDs often experience lower resource recovery rates and higher contamination rates, due to inadequate information for residents and, waste management design and planning for the building.

MWRRG has addressed the need for improved waste management and resource recovery in MUDs by developing specific recycling collateral and a toolkit to assist councils.

Coming soon: MUDs recycling collateral

Our recycling collateral is designed for real estate agents, owners’ corporations, building managers and councils to use with residents living in a MUD. It helps provide clear information about recycling in their building and how to dispose of other unwanted items.

MUDs toolkit

The Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments toolkit assists councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for MUDs (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

It assists councils to:  

  • understand how to achieve state government policies and guidelines for waste management and recycling through the planning process for MUDs, apartment and mixed use developments
  • understand the role, scope and statutory weight of waste management plans (WMPs) and considerations for council’s planning processes
  • increase capability and confidence to negotiate and assess design of waste and recycling facilities in MUDs, apartments and mixed use developments to improve waste management, recycling and amenity.

Download the toolkit and associated resources below. 

MUDs toolkit

  • Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit Toolkit 1 MB

    The Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

  • Resource recovery in multi-unit developments WMP - checklist Other 268 KB

    This checklist is part of the Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit. The MUDs toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

  • Resource recovery in multi-unit developments WMP - guide Guidance Document 252 KB

    This guide is part of the Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit. The MUDs toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

  • Resource recovery in multi-unit developments WMP - template Template 249 KB

    This template is part of the Improving resource recovery in multi-unit developments (MUDs) toolkit. The MUDs toolkit aims to assist local councils to adopt and implement waste management planning considerations for multi-unit developments (3 storeys and below) into their planning approvals process.

Last updated: 13/08/2020