Metropolitan Waste Management Group & Ors - Authorisations - A91445 & A91446


The Melbourne councils of Knox City , Maroondah City , Yarra Ranges Shire , Manningham City and Whitehorse City (together, the Participating Councils) propose to jointly procure organic waste processing services.
The Metropolitan Waste Management Group (MWMG), a Victorian statutory body corporate whose role is to coordinate joint procurements of this kind, proposes to act on the Participating Councils' behalf and facilitate the procurement, negotiation and contracting process in relation to the acquisition of organic waste processing services.
The parties seek authorisation for a total period of 18 years, comprising:
- an 18-month period for the joint procurement process, including negotiation/execution of the contracts;
- an 18-month period for the construction/commissioning of the new facilities; and
- a proposed 15-year operating term.
The parties have sought interim authorisation for MWMG to enter into MOUs with each Participating Council and to commence the tender and contract negotiation process to procure organic waste processing services that meet the requirements of the Participating Councils.
On 27 August 2014 the ACCC granted interim authorisation to MWMG and the Participating Councils to commence the tender and contract negotiation process, but not to enter into contracts.
On 24 September 2014 the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation until 31 October 2032.
Copies of the application, submissions and ACCC decisions are available by following the links below.


  • Knox City Council
  • Manningham City Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Metropolitan Waste Management Group
  • Whitehorse City Council
  • Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91445
  • A91446