Strategic Plans

The MRC’s Strategic Community Plan (SCP) 2023 – 2032 was adopted by Council at its meeting on 27 April 2023. The Plan is required to be reviewed every four years under the requirements of the Local Government Act 1995.

With a new vision “’Collaborating for a regional Circular Economy”, our new SCP marks an evolution from our previous Winning Back Waste strategy to address the key challenges facing our member’s communities over the coming decade of waste avoidance, resource recovery and environmental protection.

The new Strategic plan sets the agenda for the MRC as our region transitions from its historic landfill-reliant society to a more circular economy, in alignment with WA Waste avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.

The Mindarie Regional Council is one of Western Australia’s largest waste management authorities assisting its member councils. The Plan provides a positive framework for the continued development and delivery of sustainable waste management services for the benefit of the 700,000 strong community members we are proud to serve.

At a strategic level the following changes to the MRC’s direction are worth noting as they present a significant change in course for the organisation:

The original Plan was focussed on developing waste processing infrastructure with a view to helping the MRC and its member councils achieve the Waste Authority’s waste diversion targets. This included the MRC developing and owning the following key pieces of infrastructure:

  1. A new landfill to replace the Tamala Park landfill.
  2. A bulk waste sorting shed to handle the bulk verge collection stream.
  3. A new alternative waste treatment plant.

The reviewed Plan still contemplates the requirement for new waste processing infrastructure, but with a key shift from the MRC owning the infrastructure as previously considered, to the MRC rather acting a procurer of these services on behalf of the member councils.

To this end, the MRC is not intending to establish a replacement landfill for when the Tamala Park facility closes, but rather will seek to outsource the provision of this service to third party contractors or another local government entity.

In addition, the MRC’s role with respect to a new alternative waste treatment plant will revolve more around the MRC conducting a tender process on behalf of its member councils as an aggregator of their waste.

These proposed changes are significant and have a consequential impact on the MRC’s Corporate Business Plan, Financial Plan, Asset Management Plan and Workforce Plan.