Northern Inland Regional Waste (NIRW) delivers a range of valuable programs to our regional communities through our 12 dedicated member Councils. The projects that we undertake each year are a direct result of the NIRW Regional Waste Strategy and Action Plan.
The NSW EPA provides NIRW with funding to develop and implement projects based on our Regional Waste Strategy and Action Plan. NIRW reports on the outcomes, achievements and resource recovery on an annual basis with progress updates on a quarterly basis. Additional funding is also sourced from specific grant programs as deemed appropriate and beneficial for our region.
Member Councils have flexibility regarding their level of involvement in NIRW programs and projects, particularly those which involve capital and/or operational expenditure by their Council.
Consultation on specific actions and programs will be undertaken to ensure the outcomes of strategy projects meet community needs and expectations. Ongoing consultation with Councils and the community is important to understanding challenges in the region, to providing effective and meaningful programs, and to deliver successful regional waste management and resource recovery outcomes.