Description of Conduct

On 27 August 2021, Surf Coast Shire Council sought authorisation on behalf of itself, Golden Plains Shire Council and the Borough of Queenscliffe (together, the Participating Councils) to collectively procure waste and resource recovery collection services.

In particular, authorisation is sought to:

·       develop and issue a joint request for tender in respect of collection services;

·       jointly evaluate proposals submitted by prospective service providers;

·       negotiate with selected service providers of arrangements between multiple Participating Councils for the delivery of services;

The Participating Councils will enter into individual contracts with the successful tenderer(s).

Authorisation is sought for 11 years and 6 months, to accommodate the request for tender process and the proposed contract terms, including any extension options.

On 10 November 2021, the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation until 31 May 2033.

Further detail on the authorised conduct is available in the application for authorisation below.

A timetable is also set out below for your information.

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

27 August 2021

Lodgement of application and supporting submission.

2 September 2021

Public consultation process begins.

9 September 2021

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

30 September 2021

Draft determination and decision on interim authorisation.

14 October 2021

Closing date to request pre-decision conference and for submissions in response to the draft determination.

21 October 2021

The Applicants respond to issues raised in the public consultation process.

10 November 2021

Final determination.


  • Golden Plains Shire Council
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Surf Coast Shire Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000568-1