South-East Melbourne Advanced Waste Processing Facility


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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South-East Melbourne Advanced Waste Processing Facility

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Under procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary
The Victorian Government's Melbourne Waste Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) is seeking ‘advanced waste processing’ services for residual municipal solid waste for a group of 16 municipal councils in Melbourne's south-east over a period of 20 to 25 years.

The MWRRG expects the contract to involve around $650 million of investment in new waste processing facilities. Collectively, the facilities will be expected to process around 500,000 tonnes per year of residual municipal solid waste by 2021, increasing to around 700,000 tonnes per year by 2046.



Key Dates

2023: Expected construction commencement

2022: Expected contract award

Jun 2020: Shortlisted bidders announced

Mar 2020: EOI process opened, closing on 8 April 2020




Jun 2020: The MWRRG announced three shortlisted bidders from the EOI process:

  • Veolia Environmental Services Australia
  • Sacyr Environment Australia, and
  • Pacific Partnerships and REMONDIS (in a consortium with CPB Contractors and UGL).

Shorlisted bidders will work with the councils to develop an ‘advanced waste processing solution’.

2022: The MWRRG anticipates that the procurement process will take up to two years, with the contract to be awarded in 2022.




The proposal forms part of the Victorian Government’s broader waste management and resource recovery strategy. A key objective of the waste processing contract will be to divert waste from landfill, while also reducing emissions in line with the Victorian Government’s emissions reduction target. This aligns with the targets set in the Victorian Government’s circular economy policy, titled Recycling Victoria. This policy sets a target of diverting 80 per cent of household waste from landfill by 2030.

The EOI process requested that bidders provide information on their experience and proposed approach to carrying out the services. Bidders were required to propose a technology solution for managing waste, and show their previous experience in building and maintaining social licence for advanced waste processing solutions.

Last reviewed: 03/07/2020

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