Optimising Resource Recovery in Orange, NSW
In 2005, Orange City Council recognised the need to provide facilities to manage future waste and resource recovery requirements and proposed a waste landfill and resource reprocessing facility (the Hub Waste Management Proposal) located in the Cabonne LGA. The infrastructure would be the centrepiece of the future Orange and regional waste management strategy.
An adverse community reaction in Cabonne and an unfavourable judgement in the Land and Environment Court prompted Orange City Council to review its waste management approach. Council commissioned Wright Corporate Strategy to consider and advise Council on how its waste strategy might be further developed and modified to respond appropriately to issues raised in the Land and Enviornment Court judgement.
We conducted a strategic review of Council’s waste strategy and situation and recommended that Council should further develop and articulate an integrated waste management and resource recovery strategy to facilitate transparent public assessment.
Council agreed with the proposed approach and resolved to proceed with a new Development Application for a revised proposal. The scale and nature of the project enabled it to be considered under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Wright Corporate Strategy subsequently advised Council in development of an integrated waste management and resource recovery strategy and guided preparation of the necessary Environmental Assessment. We also guided Council through the review process by the Public Assessment Commission – leading to approval by the Minister for Planning.
In 2011, Wright Corporate Strategy continues to work with Orange City Council, assisting with infrastructure and services procurement, strategy, contract documentation, risk evaluation, and assessment of bids.
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