WMRC

Our Member Councils

  • Town of Claremont
  • Town of Cottesloe
  • Town of Mosman Park
  • Shire of Peppermint Grove
  • City of Subiaco

Our Mission

The WMRC works to make good waste practices normal in the Western Suburbs of Perth

Our Business

  • Waste Transfer Station
  • Waste Education (including Earth Carers Programme)

Our History

1980s

With the imminent closure of the Brockway Landfill Site and limited opportunity to establish further landfills, Council’s in Perth’s western suburbs needed a plan for an alternative method for disposing municipal solid waste.

1989

The Councils of Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove and Subiaco establish the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC). WMRC’s Establishment Agreement empowers it to undertake waste management functions on behalf of the member Councils.

1990

The WMRC lets a contract to construct a waste transfer station where Councils' waste could be aggregated into larger trucks and transported to distant landfills using heavy haulage trucks.

1991

Brockway Waste Transfer Station (Corner Brockway Road and Lemnos Street, Shenton Park) officially opened.

1990s

Greenwaste recycling operation established at the Brockway Waste Transfer Station to divert organic greenwaste from landfill and into valuable re-use as mulch.

2001

The WMRC’s Earth Carers Programme commences to encourage responsible waste minimisation behaviour across the western suburbs.

2007

The WMRC signs Waste Supply Agreement with DiCOM AWT Pty Ltd (Project SPV) for the construction of the DiCOM Alternative Waste Treatment process to convert organic material into compost and renewable energy (bio-gas).

2008

Name of Brockway Waste Transfer Station changed to JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility in honour of Jim McGeough. Jim was the inaugural Secretary of the WMRC and was instrumental in the construction of the waste transfer station.

2009

Stage 1 of the DiCOM Alternative Waste Treatment plant becomes operational and a series of six commissioning tests confirm its effectiveness at processing municipal solid waste into compost.

2010

Council appoints its first independent Chief Executive Officer; shifting from an arrangement where management was conducted by a member Council to a separate administration.

 

Council votes to proceed with Stage 2 of the DiCOM Bioconversion Waste Processing System and sets up a Community Liaison Group to discuss any relevant issues.

2011 WMRC Earth Carers team initiate Plastic Free July - a community campaign to reduce plastic waste. 
2013

The Community Liaison Group closes.  Notes available from this link

Plastic Free July wins the Local Government section of the Waste Authority's Infinity Award and the Keep Australia Beautiful (WA) Chairman's Star Award.

2014

DiCOM Stage 2 commissioning continues.

2015 DiCOM rebranded as Brockwaste
2016

Plastic Free July reaches 60,000 participants worldwide.

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