Description of Conduct

The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG), on behalf of itself and 31 councils located in metropolitan Melbourne (the Participating Councils), is seeking to jointly procure services for receiving residual waste and related ancillary services (Landfill Services). MWRRG, on behalf of the Participating Councils, sought authorisation for:

  • MWRRG to conduct a collaborative competitive tender process for the procurement of Landfill Services.
  • negotiating and executing the contractual framework for the supply of Landfill Services to Participating Councils and
  • ongoing administration and management of the resulting contracts

(the Proposed Conduct).

A copy of the application is available by the following link below.

On 29 August 2019, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to enable commencement of the tender and contract negotiation process for the joint procurement of services.

On 20 November 2019, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for 10 years. A copy of the draft determination is available from the links below.

On 17 December 2019, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation for 10 years. 

If no application for review of the determination is made to the Australian Competition Tribunal it will come into force on 8 January 2019.


  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • Boroondara City Council
  • City of Greater Dandenong Council
  • City of Greater Geelong Council
  • Melton Shire Council
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Manningham City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Shire Council
  • Melbourne City Council
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Darebin City Council
  • Monash City Council
  • Frankston City Council
  • Moreland City Council
  • Yarra City Council
  • Whitehorse City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • Banyule City Council
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Kingston City Council
  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • Stonnington City Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Bayside City Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000449-1