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Waste management in multi-unit developments

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The Apartment Standards have been introduced to improve the liveability and sustainability of apartments in Victoria. The standards were introduced into the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes in April 2017.

The Apartment Standards will apply to all new apartment developments in Victoria. The waste and recycling standard requires that waste and recycling management facilities be designed to meet the best practice waste and recycling management guidelines for residential development adopted by Sustainability Victoria.

Sustainability Victoria's document Guide to Best Practice for Waste Management in Multi-unit Developments (2010 revised 2017), is the most current document and therefore applicable.

The 2017 revised version of the guidelines provides an updated reissue of the 2010 guidelines. This has been done to remove any material that is no longer relevant or outdated, and to ensure that there is a best practice guideline for waste management in multi-unit developments available in line with the Apartment Standards – Waste and Recycling Standard. Best practice management options and technologies with regard to waste management and resource recovery are constantly changing, and therefore Sustainability Victoria is currently undertaking a complete revision of the best practice guidelines. A new and updated guide to best practice for waste management in multi-unit developments is due to be released later in 2017.

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Cover - Better Apartments Design Standards

Better Apartments Design Standards

New apartment design standards for Victoria.

Guide to Best Practice for Waste Management in Multi-unit Developments

Guide to best practice for waste management in multi-unit developments

This guide outlines things to consider when designing a waste management system for medium- or high-density residential, mixed-use and integrated housing developments.

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Sam Trowse

Waste Management in Multi-unit Developments

03 8626 8853

sam.trowse@sustainability.vic.gov.au