Our Application to Continue Clarinda Recycling Facility Operations

Alex Fraser’s application to extend the operating permit for its Clarinda Recycling Facility has now been called in by the Victorian Minister for Planning.

At Clarinda, we have the capacity to recycle up to one million tonnes into quality construction materials every year. That’s enough to fill the MCG every two years.

The current permit is due to expire in 2023, and, an extension is needed to ensure councils have a place to send material to be recycled, and to secure the ongoing supply of urgently needed materials for road and rail projects throughout the south-eastern suburbs.

We hope the Minister will make a timely decision that provides a long-term solution to the recycling and resources crises in Victoria, ensures the availability of supply to major infrastructure projects, and secures jobs for the 50 Victorians employed at the Clarinda site.

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Click here to view the media release (September 2019).

Media Statement

16 February 2020

Preserving the Clarinda Recycling Facility for the long term will give Victoria a solution to the state-wide recycling crisis.

The state’s natural resource shortage is pushing out budgets and timelines for Victoria’s Big Build. The Clarinda Recycling Facility helps alleviate that strain, providing a local, reliable and cost-effective supply of sustainable construction material that reduces carbon emissions.

The Clarinda Recycling Facility is a proven example of the circular economy in action. It is an important shift away from Kingston’s past landfill and quarry activities to a more sustainable future.

Kingston City Council Decision Undermines Victoria’s Circular Economy

12 December 2019

Kingston City Council has denied a second application by Alex Fraser Group to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda, despite the clear implications on resource recovery in Victoria.

The Clarinda Recycling Facility has the capacity to recycle up to one million tonnes every year, turning recyclables into sustainable construction materials. In 2020, it will increase its recycling by 200 million bottles per year, including glass from Kingston kerbside collections.

Kingston City Council Decision will have Consequences for Entire State

26 November 2019

Alex Fraser Group is calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to urgently intervene, following a decision by Kingston City Council which could see Victoria’s recycling crisis worsen, and drag on for years to come.

Kingston City Council last night denied an application by Alex Fraser Group, to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda.

Our Letter to the Kingston Community

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