Waste and resource recovery Hub Plans

A waste and resource recovery hub is a facility, or a group of facilities that recover or manage waste. Hubs are designated as being of local, regional or state importance. 

The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP) and the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (Metropolitan Implementation Plan) identify 14 hubs of state importance in metropolitan Melbourne.

Under Action 9 of the Metropolitan Implementation Plan, we are required to develop plans for each metropolitan waste and resource recovery hub of state and metropolitan importance by 2026. The plans identify:

  • the role and function of resource recovery and waste facilities within that hub
  • opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing
  • opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

The plans also help ensure that there is appropriate engagement with state agencies, local government and waste and resource recovery facility operators in hubs.

Hub plans ensure buffers and protections are put in place to minimise any impacts to communities, the environment and public health.

Finally, hub plans ensure adequate land is available for the infrastructure required to provide the essential services needed to manage waste and material streams into the future.

So far, we have prepared and released the following hub plans with support from Sustainability Victoria and the local councils:

  • City of Melbourne - Dynon Resource Recovery Centre Hub Plan
  • City of Greater Dandenong - Ordish Road Precinct Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan
  • City of Whittlesea - Cooper Street Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan.

We have also developed a Guide to Preparing Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plans to provide guidance for local and state government on the hub planning process.

Hub Plans

  • Guide to Preparing Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plans Guidance Document 2.7 MB

    This guideline provides guidance to local governments on the hub planning process. It covers the rationale for preparing hub plans, the context and possible inputs and outputs of the process, including developing implementation actions.

  • City of Melbourne - Dynon Resource Recovery Centre Hub Plan Report 3.9 MB

    The City of Melbourne - Dynon Resource Recovery Centre Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

  • City of Greater Dandenong - Ordish Road Precinct Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan Report 2.8 MB

    The City of Greater Dandenong - Ordish Road Precinct Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

  • City of Whittlesea - Cooper Street Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan Report 2.2 MB

    The City of Whittlesea - Cooper Street Waste and Resource Recovery Hub Plan identifies facilities within the hub, opportunities for increased material aggregation and reprocessing and opportunities to implement best practices in the design and operations of the facilities in the hub.

Last updated: 21/06/2019