A Memorandum of Understanding has been entered into by Citywide to explore participation in a state-of-the-art Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Victoria. This follows the signing of an agreement with the project’s participants.
The Maryvale EfW project in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley is being developed by a consortium comprising Opal Australian Paper, SUEZ Australia and New Zealand, Tribe, Masdar, and Acciona.
“We are excited to have entered into this agreement which will enable Citywide to supply feedstock to the new EfW facility via a rail link, and potentially also participate as an equity partner,” Citywide’s CEO Chris Campbell said.
“Consistent with Citywide’s Waste and Recycling Strategy, participation in this project is about our commitment to finding alternatives to landfill for non-recyclable waste; it’s about the relentless pursuit of more sustainable solutions for effective waste management that help shape healthy, safe, thriving liveable cities and communities.
“Last year, Victoria sent 4.6 million tonnes of material to landfill. Even with the best recycling practices, there is still a lot of material that needs disposal. The EfW facility will allow us to divert waste from landfill by turning it into something that can benefit the whole community,” he added.
Citywide chairman, John Brumby AO explained that the company was pleased to be part of a process that it expected would reshape the waste sector in Victoria, divert non-recyclable rubbish from landfill, reclaim energy from resources and create employment through existing and streamlined logistics systems.
“Our participation in this world class project underscores Citywide’s commitment to continually push the boundaries of innovation, be it through products, services, systems of work, as well as to work collaboratively with like-minded partners to facilitate better outcomes,” he said.