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Waste Seminar: The waste recycling industry in Victoria – What next for Local Government?

| Published by Stefan Fiedler, Kyle Gillan

Local Councils across Victoria provide services for the collection or drop-off of recyclable material. Arrangements vary across municipalities although all configurations rely on the private sector to recycle or export the material.


The disruption to the export market and tightening regulation domestically is flowing through the logistics chain linking domestic kerbside collection, sorting and transferring, to export and processing. 

To explore these issues Russell Kennedy is hosting a panel discussion looking at the current waste climate and the impact on existing contracts for Local Government. 


Rob Millard - Chief Executive Officer at Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group – Rob has over 30 years’ experience in local government and has driven the integration of waste and resource recovery infrastructure requirements into the Victorian planning policy framework. ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

Stan Krpan – Chief Executive Officer at Sustainability Victoria Stan has led and delivered significant environmental sustainability programs – in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency, waste and recycling. In 2010 he undertook an independent review of the Environment Protection Authority Victoria and its approach to compliance and enforcement. He was appointed CEO of Sustainability Victoria in 2012.

Stefan FiedlerPrincipal at Russell Kennedy Lawyers – Stefan’s legal practice involves representing government and corporate clients in and associated with the waste and resource recovery sector.

Kyle GillanSpecial Counsel at Russell Kennedy Lawyers - Kyle is a specialist projects and construction lawyer, with a focus on the waste industry. He has over 10 years’ experience advising on major projects in Australia and Asia.

Paul Somers - Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy Lawyers - Paul is a disputes resolution lawyer, whose practice is focused on advising local government and corporate clients on construction, infrastructure, and waste disputes.

Event Details:

Friday 9 March 2018

8:00 am - 9:30 am

A light breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided.

Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Register here by Tuesday 6 March 2018.

This event is free to attend, but bookings are essential for catering purposes.

If you have any questions regarding this event please email seminars@rk.com.au

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