Description of Conduct

On 22 July 2020, the Gladstone Regional Council (GRC) lodged an application for authorisation on behalf of itself, and the local governments of Rockhampton Regional Council, Livingstone Shire Council and Central Highlands Regional Council (the Participating Councils) to enable them to jointly procure recyclables processing services. 

GRC sought authorisation so that the Participating Councils can jointly procure the services of Kriaris Transport Pty Ltd and collectively negotiate contractual terms in relation to the following recyclables processing services:

  • The collection of all recyclable waste from each Participating Council's nominated transfer location, which may include transfer stations and waste management facilities (excluding Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council);
  • The transport of the recyclable waste from the nominated transfer location to the Material Recovery Facility (excluding Rockhampton Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council);
  • The storage and sorting of all recyclable waste; and
  • The subsequent processing, transport, marketing and sale of recyclable waste and disposal of any waste which is not recyclable waste. 

On 2 September 2020, the ACCC issued a draft determination and granted interim authorisation to allow the Participating Councils to commence joint negotiations with Kriaris Transport on the contract terms for recyclables processing services.

On 21 October 2020, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation until 31 December 2023. A copy of the determination is available via the link below.

A timetable is set out below for your information.

22 July 2020

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

29 July 2020

Public consultation process began.

14 August 2020

Closing date for submissions from interested parties on interim authorisation and the substantive application.

2 September 2020

Draft determination released and interim authorisation granted.

September 2020

Public consultation on the draft determination.

21 October 2020

Final determination.


  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000524-1