The ACCC has granted authorisation to the Georges River Council and Rockdale City Council (the Councils) to continue to jointly contract for the provision of waste and recycling collection services in their respective local government areas until 2 February 2023.
Under an existing authorisation, the Councils jointly tendered for the provision of waste and recycling collection services in 2007 and entered into contracts with SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd with an initial contract term of ten years. The contracts included clauses that enabled the contracts to be extended by five years. The Councils sought re-authorisation to enable them to invoke the contract extension clauses as it will deliver cost savings compared to conducting another joint tender process.
Further information about the authorisation is available on the authorisation public register.