Speakers announced for VWMA event

Revelations about asbestos found in mulch at a park in Melbourne’s west – following a spate of similar incidents in New South Wales and Queensland earlier this year – underscores it’s an issues-rich environment in the Victorian Waste & Resource Recovery sector.

Asbestos challenges will be one of the many topics presented at this year’s State Conference, being held from 15-16 April at Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields.

Under the theme of Victoria’s WRR Sector – Resilience, Growth and Change, the VWMA has assembled a line-up of speakers from government, regulatory authorities, and private businesses and operators to update members on the key challenges facing the industry. Over two days and seven informative and interactive sessions delegates will engage on:

  • Industrial relations and worker safety.
  • Planning and permitting including an exclusive presentation from EPA’s licencing team.
  • New government programs on engagement and social licence and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance).
  • New regulations and requirements from the ACCC.
  • Battery fires and insurance including previews of new consumer education programs.
  • Container Deposit Scheme update.
  • New NHVR codes and requirements.
  • An exclusive conference presentation on Government’s risk and contingency planning program for facilities and engagement on the new Victorian Recycling Infrastructure Plan.

Keynote presentations and panel discussions featuring a range of experts:

  • EPA Victoria CEO Lee Miezis
  • Recycling Victoria CEO Tony Circelli
  • Sustainability Victoria CEO Matt Genever
  • Russell Kennedy Lawyers Principal Stephen Fiedler
  • VicReturn CEO Jim Round
  • ACOR CEO Suzanne Toumbourou

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The VWMA Conference also includes numerous hospitality breaks and networking sessions, including the official conference dinner on the Monday night, so there will be plenty of opportunities to catch up with industry colleagues to discuss mutual challenges and opportunities that are facing the industry within the state.

To see the Provisional Program click here. For ticketing and registration click this link.

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