Southern Sydney Region of Councils (SSROC)


Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) sought authorisation on behalf of a group of seven councils to invite tenders for the processing of hard waste (otherwise known as clean up materials or kerbside clean up). The tenders will relate only to processing and disposal (not collection). Each of the Councils will then choose which tenderer they wish to contract with for the provision of the services. SSROC also requested interim authorisation to allow it to proceed with the tender process including inviting, receiving, analysing and evaluating tenders, while the ACCC considers its substantive application for authorisation.


On 19 December 2018, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation to SSROC for 14 years. At the same time, the ACCC granted interim authorisation to allow SSROC to proceed with the tender process while the ACCC continues to consider its substantive application.


Submissions by interested parties in response to the draft determination are invited by 31 January 2019.


16 November 2018

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

21 November 2018

Public consultation process begins.

7 December 2018

Closing date for submissions on interim authorisation and substantive application.

December 2018

Applicant responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

19 December 2018

Draft determination and decision regarding interim authorisation.

January 2019

Public consultation on draft determination.

February 2019

Final determination.


  • Southern Sydney Region of Councils (SSROC)
  • Bayside Council
  • Georges River Council
  • Inner West Council
  • Woollahra Council
  • Strathfield Council
  • Burwood Council
  • Waverley Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000431-1