Have Your Say

Draft Huon Valley Council Waste Management Strategy


The Huon Valley Council together with the community have developed a Draft Waste Management Strategy and we would like to hear the community’s thoughts on the draft strategy before it is endorsed by Council.

Status: Consultation on the Draft Waste Management Strategy has closed and is now under review.

There are four goals that underpin the actions in the strategy and these goals are designed to provide meaningful outcomes for waste management, the environment and the Huon Valley community.

Goal 1 – Reduce waste generation
Goal 2 – Improve resource recovery rates
Goal 3 – Provide an equitable and efficient waste service
Goal 4 – Reduce environmental impacts resulting from waste


In 2019/20, Council began working towards the development of a new waste management strategy for the region in response to growing community interest, increasing waste disposal costs and state and national waste management strategies and targets. The strategy development process involved understanding where we are now, where we want to be, and how are we going to get there.

Council staff and Resonance Consulting designed a two-step engagement process as part of the Waste Management Strategy development. The aim was to capture priorities and concerns from the community for consideration in the early stage and to provide the community with the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft strategy in the second stage.

Stage One

An Information Paper was provided to the community so that they could understand the current state of waste management alongside a public survey. Following this initial engagement and feedback from the community the draft strategy has been developed. View the Information Paper HERE

Stage Two

At the March Ordinary Council meeting the draft Huon Valley Council Waste Management Strategy was endorsed for final community engagement and feedback. You can view the Council Report HERE and the Draft Strategy HERE 

Following the March Council meeting, as part of the resolution the strategy as been amended to reflect the motion passed. you can view the amended version HERE

Key Dates

  • 13/4/2022 Consultation opens
  • 27/4/2022 Huon Valley Hub Drop-in 2pm-4pm
  • 6/5/2022 Drop-in Geeveston 10am-1pm
  • 16/5/2022 Consultation closes
  • 29/6/2022 Council Meeting

Project Cycle

  1. Consultation opens
  2. Consultation closes
  3. Under review
  4. Draft Waste Strategy presented to Council