WMAA 2017 ALTS Conference

WMAA 2016 YP Scholarship winner announced


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Isabel Axio
Isabel Axiö, winner of the
WMAA 2017 YP Scholarship

WMAA is proud to announce the inaugural winner of the revamped Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) 2016 Young Professionals Scholarship, Isabel Axiö, Waste Consultant/Environmental Manager at JustWaste Consulting.

Commencing in 2016, application for the scholarship involved a submission of an abstract to one of WMAA’s national conferences to be held in 2017.

The funding awarded to the winner provides an opportunity for a WMAA Young Professional to attend and present at a national conference, giving them exposure to industry and their peers.

Ms Axiö’s abstract submission to the WMAA 2017 Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference was of extremely high calibre and relevance to the current issues facing the waste and resource recovery industry.

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BE QUICK: Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities still available

ALTS Conference

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) 2017 Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference - 'Continuing the transformation', is Australia’s premier waste and resource recovery industry event where you can learn from local and international thinkers and leaders in the sector.

In 2017, we have introduced a new program format, bookending the presentation part of the conference with access to technical learning and application.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities STILL AVAILABLE!

Your organisation will benefit significantly from access to delegates from all levels of government and peak providers from within the waste and resource recovery industry.

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Two-day complimentary conference registration could be yours!

ALTS Conference

WMAA is seeking a volunteer to assist at the WMAA 2017 Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference from 29-30 March in Sydney.

Your responsibilities at the conference will be to assist WMAA event staff with onsite registration, delegate queries, help during the Q&A sessions and other duties that might be required.

In return, you will receive a complimentary two-day conference registration, providing you with a fantastic opportunity to hear from national and international speakers and be part of Australia’s leading industry event.

If you are interested or would like to discuss further, please contact Jan Cornay on 02 8746 5055 or email jan@wmaa.asn.au

Priority Engagement for WMAA in 2017: Submissions close soon!

Priority engagement

The WMAA Board has identified a number of priorities for engagement at both state and federal levels in 2017. The aim is to progress debate at the highest appropriate forum and secure practical, positive outcomes for the industry.

Your input is important and valued. Your responses will be fed back to the Board and State Presidents, to be incorporated into WMAA’s Business and Strategic Planning processes for 2017. The outcomes of which will be made publicly available to members.

Submit your response below by COB Friday 10 February 2017.

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EoI sought: Standards Australia National Committee (e-waste)

EoI SA e-waste

Standards Australia has approved a project to develop a guidance handbook covering e-waste, as per the project proposal to commence in early to mid-2017.

WMAA members interested in forming a working group to represent the views of our membership are encouraged to lodge their expression of interest HERE by COB Friday 17 February 2017

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WMAA Career Centre

Fifth Emissions Reduction Fund Auction Announced


The Clean Energy Regulator will hold the fifth Emissions Reduction Fund auction on 5-6 April 2017.

Guidelines for the auction are available here, with more than $400 million still available for registered projects to secure a carbon abatement contract.

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VIC Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Updates


Get the latest updates:

  • Interim amendment to Regulation 26(3)(b)
  • EPA VIC welcomes funding to protect Victorians and their environment
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WMAA/NRMA Super Deal

Become a mentor for ISWA's Young professionals

ISWA YP Mentor Program

ISWA is pleased to announce the relaunch of its Young Professionals Mentorship programme.

After a successful pilot in 2016, ISWA is looking at increasing the number of mentors from all kind of fields to meet the great demand from ISWA's young professionals.

This is a great opportunity for WMAA members to share your experience and knowledge with the next generation of waste and resource recovery professionals in supporting them in their career development.

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Applications open for Round 4 Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Grants (NSW)


Applications are invited for Round 4 of the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program. Delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the NSW Environmental Trust, this program aims to increase recycling of household, business and problem waste.

Applications close Thursday 09 February 2017.

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WMAA/GRC Solutions online training

Draft Guidance Statement: Separation Distances (WA)

WMAA government submissions

The Department of Environment Regulation (DER) published the draft Guidance Statement: Separation Distances (GS) for a public consultation period which closed in November 2015.

Since then, DER has been reviewing consultation submissions and was working to finalise the draft GS. At the same time, DER has been applying its risk-based regulatory framework to pilot assessments. DER has also been briefing stakeholders in relation to its Regulatory Framework.

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Community Waste Grants 2017 (WA)

CW Grants WA

The Waste Authority invites community groups with an interest in waste management projects in their local areas to apply for a grant from the Community Grants Scheme (CGS).

Community groups can apply for grants of up to $20,000 per project.

Applications close 12pm Friday 24 February 2017

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Community and Industry Engagement Program: Applications now open (WA)


The Community and Industry Engagement Program (CIE) will provide funding towards the development and implementation of waste management projects and initiatives that promote the diversion of waste from landfill.

Application information session is scheduled for Wednesday 15 February 2017, 10am-11am

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