Description of Conduct

Wollongong City Council and Shellharbour City Council (the Councils) propose to jointly tender and contract:
- for waste collection services;
- for recyclables processing at a materials recovery facility.

The Councils seek authorisation for the proposed conduct for a period of 15 years. The Councils also sought interim authorisation.

On 4 April 2013 the ACCC granted interim authorisation to the Councils to commence the tender and tender evaluation process.

On 26 June 2013, the ACCC released a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for 15 years.

On 31 July 2013, the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation until 30 June 2029.

A copy of the application, submissions and ACCC decision documents are available by following the links below.


  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Wollongong City Council

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91361