Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Organic)


The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG), on behalf of itself and a group of thirteen Councils in metropolitan Melbourne (the Applicants), is seeking revocation of Authorisation AA1000458 and substitution of a new authorisation.

The ACCC previously granted Authorisations AA1000458 to Metropolitan Waste Management Group (predecessor of MWRRG) and the Councils of Bayside City, Cardinia Shire, Casey City, Greater Dandenong, Frankston City, Glen Eira City, Kingston City, Monash City, and Mornington Peninsula Shire (together, the South Eastern Organics Group) to jointly procure organic waste processing services until 10 July 2032.

The Applicants are seeking to add four new councils, Melbourne City, Port Phillip City, Whittlesea City, and Yarra City, to the South Eastern Organics Group.

The Applicants are not seeking to change the expiry date of the existing Authorisations.

The ACCC will progress its assessment of the application in a timely manner. An indicative timetable is set out below for your information.

Indicative date 

Stage in assessment process 

21 April 2020 

Lodgement of application and supporting submission. 

28 April 2020 

Public consultation process begins. 

22 May 2020 

Closing date for submissions from interested parties. 

May/June 2020 

Applicants respond to issues raised in the public consultation process. 

November 2020  

Draft determination. 

December 2020  

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called. 

January/February 2020 

Final determination. 


  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • City of Greater Dandenong Council
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Melbourne City Council
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Monash City Council
  • Frankston City Council
  • Yarra City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Kingston City Council
  • Bayside City Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000503-1