Southern Tasmanian Regional Waste Authority

The submission period for this project has now concluded.


The 12 Southern Tasmanian Councils have identified the need to establish a Southern Tasmanian Regional Waste Authority (STRWA).

The purpose of the STRWA is to coordinate local government’s resource recovery and management of solid waste in the southern region for a more sustainable future.

The objectives of the STRWA are to:

  1. Foster sustainable use of resources
  2. Deliver efficient collection and reprocessing of resources
  3. Support opportunities for the circular economy to reduce environmental impact and grow Tasmania’s economy
  4. Provide a collective voice for member councils on the circular economy, resource recovery and waste management

Why do we need a new authority?

The current and emerging circumstances in the waste sector present a unique opportunity for the creation of a new body. These include the introduction of a state waste levy, Container Refund Scheme, and other waste related policies and programs at Federal, State, and Local government level.

This body will bring together the 12 southern councils to provide a direct link to the state government in relation to:

  • collaborations and funding opportunities in the waste sector
  • coordinated responses
  • providing a formal structure to coordinate regional tenders and projects across the region
  • improving the ability to secure funding through the waste levy

The first priority, and major basis for creating the authority, is the management of the recycling contract for the 12 southern councils.

All 12 councils have resolved to implement this authority. A set of draft rules has been developed to underpin the establishment and ongoing operation of the authority. These draft rules address issues such as purpose, functions and powers, membership, and board composition, appointment and terms.

Have your say

As part of the Notice of Intent process to create the authority, the community are invited to provide feedback. We encourage you to read the draft rules available in the Documents section, then provide your submission in one of the following ways:

  1. Upload your submission online HERE

  2. Post your submission to:
    City of Hobart
    GPO BOX 503
    Hobart TAS 7001

  3. Hand deliver your submission to:
    Hobart Town Hall
    50 Macquarie Street
    Hobart TAS 7000

Submission should be addressed to the City of Hobart CEO Kelly Grigsby. Submissions close 17 April 2022.

The submission period for this project has now concluded.


The 12 Southern Tasmanian Councils have identified the need to establish a Southern Tasmanian Regional Waste Authority (STRWA).

The purpose of the STRWA is to coordinate local government’s resource recovery and management of solid waste in the southern region for a more sustainable future.

The objectives of the STRWA are to:

  1. Foster sustainable use of resources
  2. Deliver efficient collection and reprocessing of resources
  3. Support opportunities for the circular economy to reduce environmental impact and grow Tasmania’s economy
  4. Provide a collective voice for member councils on the circular economy, resource recovery and waste management

Why do we need a new authority?

The current and emerging circumstances in the waste sector present a unique opportunity for the creation of a new body. These include the introduction of a state waste levy, Container Refund Scheme, and other waste related policies and programs at Federal, State, and Local government level.

This body will bring together the 12 southern councils to provide a direct link to the state government in relation to:

  • collaborations and funding opportunities in the waste sector
  • coordinated responses
  • providing a formal structure to coordinate regional tenders and projects across the region
  • improving the ability to secure funding through the waste levy

The first priority, and major basis for creating the authority, is the management of the recycling contract for the 12 southern councils.

All 12 councils have resolved to implement this authority. A set of draft rules has been developed to underpin the establishment and ongoing operation of the authority. These draft rules address issues such as purpose, functions and powers, membership, and board composition, appointment and terms.

Have your say

As part of the Notice of Intent process to create the authority, the community are invited to provide feedback. We encourage you to read the draft rules available in the Documents section, then provide your submission in one of the following ways:

  1. Upload your submission online HERE

  2. Post your submission to:
    City of Hobart
    GPO BOX 503
    Hobart TAS 7001

  3. Hand deliver your submission to:
    Hobart Town Hall
    50 Macquarie Street
    Hobart TAS 7000

Submission should be addressed to the City of Hobart CEO Kelly Grigsby. Submissions close 17 April 2022.

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