Greater Sydney Waste Leadership Forum

The EPA and councils in Greater Sydney have a shared responsibility for delivery and support of waste management and resource recovery for the communities of Greater Sydney.

To enable a partnership approach, the Greater Sydney Waste Leadership Forum was established in December 2023.

The NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 is a whole of Government strategy that outlines the actions that will be taken to move towards a circular economy in NSW and meet recovery and waste minimisation targets.

Local councils have waste strategies that outline the priority actions and strategic waste management initiatives for their local government areas. This Forum seeks to establish a collaborative partnership to co-design, develop, support, advise and share plans and knowledge to achieve these actions and targets.

Membership of the Forum includes the: 

  • Northern Sydney Region of Councils
  • Southern Sydney Region of Councils
  • Western Sydney Region of Councils
  • The Parks Councils
  • Resilient Sydney and the
  • NSW Environment Protection Authority

The Leadership Forum will:  

  • identify and drive delivery of priority waste and resource recovery related projects
  • identify and seek to resolve barriers to progress
  • support ongoing partnership activities within the region
  • facilitate the sharing of information, evidence and data to contribute towards the delivery and achievement of agreed priorities

The Leadership Forum will meet at least four times a year, with the introductory meeting held on 21 December 2023. Communiques will be issued following each meeting.  

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