Ministerial Advisory Committee on Waste and Resource Recovery Governance
In October 2012, DEPI launched the Draft Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy.
The draft policy outlines the Victorian Government’s long-term vision for an effective waste and resource recovery system that will make Victoria a national leader and provide an essential service to protect human health and the environment.
DEPI is currently developing the final policy for release in 2013.
As part of this draft policy, the Victorian Government committed to appoint an expert ministerial advisory committee to recommend how we can best deliver on the vision and objectives of the new policy, through the many public sector agencies, departments and local councils involved.
A Ministerial Advisory Committee on waste and resource recovery governance is now appointed
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change has now appointed three experts with strengths in local government, waste management and governance to the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Waste and Resource Recovery Governance (MAC).
The MAC will review and provide advice on arrangements within the waste sector and consult with stakeholders between now and April 2013. It will recommend the best institutional and governance models to deliver on Victoria’s new waste and resource recovery policy.
The MAC will deliver its options and recommendations to the Minister by the end of April 2013.
MAC Terms of reference
A terms of reference for the committee, endorsed by the Minister and the MAC, outlines the MAC’s purpose, functions, scope and principles, including questions to be considered as part of the process.
MAC Terms of reference.
Getting in touch with the MAC
The MAC will consult with key stakeholders across the state to gain their input into the options and advise on the best institutional and governance models to achieve our waste policy aims.
Consultation will occur between February and the end of March, 2013 and will involve relevant Victorian Government departments and agencies,waste management groups, local government, the waste management industry and other interested parties.
Details of the timing of these consultations will be discussed with the relevant stakeholders.Contact email@example.com; if you have any questions about the work of the committee and the consultation.
Ms Lydia Wilson (Chair)
After a long and distinguished career in Local Government, Lydia Wilson has now established her own specialist practice in Leadership Development. The focus of the practice is Local Government Councillor Support and Development, Corporate Governance, Executive Coaching and Mentoring and CEO Performance Review.
Lydia’s Local Government career spanned over 22 years at 5 Victorian Councils, with 13 years as Chief Executive Officer at 3 Councils.
She held the position of Chief Executive of Manningham City Council for nearly 6 years until July 2012. Prior to this period, she also held the positions of Chief Executive Officer at Yarra City Council and at Macedon Ranges Shire Council following Director roles at Maroondah City Council and the former City of Collingwood.
Lydia is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and was a Fellow of Local Government Professionals. She has also served on a number of boards over the past 20 years including, most recently, being Chairperson of Melbourne East Regional Development Australia.
Lydia is a current Director on the Boards of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Procurement Australia and Fronditha Care.
Mr Simon Corden
Simon Corden has nearly 20 years experience working with public sector departments and agencies on a range of policy and economic issues and activities including cost benefit analysis, impact assessments, institutional, govenance, service delivery and regulatory reform.
Prior to moving to consulting two years ago, Simon was the Chief Economic Policy Advisor in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. As a senior Department of Treasury and Finance official, he was responsible for establishing the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission. He has also held senior roles at the Victorian WorkCover Authority and the Productivity Commission, as well as being a consultant to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on competition policy and the governance of regulators.
Simon is a member of the Economic Society of Australia, and an Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr Paul Clapham has advised that he is unable to continue in his role on the MAC. The Minister for Environment and Climate Change is considering an alternative appointment with expertise in waste and resource recovery.