Do you need waste and recycling advice?
MRA are a leading waste consultancy.
MRA use the latest modelling and market systems to analyse and recommend cost effective mechanisms to improve recycling and waste management. We specialise in:
- Waste strategy and policy;
- Waste education and public consultation;
- Business improvement;
- Transport collection optimisation;
- Business case development;
- Technology assessment;
- Auditing and assessment;
- MRF operation and improvement;
- Waste infrastructure approvals; and
- Waste management plans.
With more than 30 years combined experience in waste education, our team includes two national specialists.
MRA is currently delivering Australia’s largest waste education program – Halve Waste – with AlburyCity, Wodonga and 13 other councils in the Murray River region of NSW.
Click here for more information on the Halve Waste program.
MRA has recently undertaken a range of waste audits for clients including AlburyCity, Lake Macquarie and over 50 commercial clients.
MRA utilises trained auditors with more than ten years experience. MRA has skills in both domestic and commercial audits with clients including Wagga Wagga Council, Albury City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, North West Tasmania group of Councils, Woolworths and Bunnings to name a few.
Need Advanced Waste Treatment support?
MRA is one of few independent consultancies in Australia that have experience on both sides of the AWT fence including design, operation, procurement and advice.
We can assist Councils procure AWT from start to finish.
MRA has advised many Councils on AWT strategy and procurement, and has not fallen for the ‘silver bullet’ like many other consultants in the AWT space. Our advice is clear, reasoned and low risk.
Local Government specialist advice
MRA has provided advice to dozens of Councils across Australia.
Our team has more than 40 years combined experience in local council waste management, with direct experience in contract procurement, recycling, education and policy.
'MRA has a proprietary cost model which can analyse all waste collection and processing options simultaneously, providing Councils with clear outputs measured in terms of costs, carbon and diversion from landfill. The model makes deciding on waste options simple and straight forward.'
Need help with MRF’s or plant improvements?
MRA has extensive experience in the design and operation of Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF's) in Australia. Members of our team have designed and operated some of the largest MRF’s in Australia.
Mike managed and operated the Chullora, Jacks Gully, Taren Point and Milperra MRF's as well as the Visy Glass Beneficiation plant in Sydney.
What about your carbon footprint ?
MRA has extensive experience in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy. Mike was part of the team which drafted the National Coastal Vulnerability Assessment (Commonwealth Government). He established the WMAA Carbon Division and coordinated the CPRS negotiations.
Dimitris is one of Australia’s leading carbon accounting and reporting advisers. With 5 years in carbon accounting for clients across Australia he can not only help you measure your carbon footprint but achieve cost effective emissions reductions.
MRA can also provide carbon education and training services.
'MRA has extensive experience partnering Local Government to reduce their carbon footprint.'
Sustainable development – getting a plan
MRA can assist your organisation develop its sustainability action plan and document footprint. With experience in auditing, ISO 14001 and having written over 100 Environmental Management Plans, MRA can add real value.
Need an approval from Government?
Do you need a development approval, a licence or a change in government policy? MRA has one of the best track records in Australia in building alliances between project proponents and regulators.
Whether it is an AWT, landfill, recycling plant, new business or new technology, MRA can add value by putting your proposal before the right people in Government in the right way.
Contract management and sales
MRA can help your business make and save money. MRA has undertaken a number of commercial negotiations for clients and represented their interests in commercial dealings. MRA saved its clients over $10 million in its first year.
MRA has taken a leading position in strategic thinking and planning. Recent projects include:
- National recycling infrastructure report;
- National coastal vulnerability assessment;
- NSW recycling and infrastructure report;
- Lake Macquarie waste strategy;
- AlburyCity waste roadmap; and
- Eurobodalla waste roadmap.
- Halve Waste Education Program, AlburyCity Council, 2010.
- AWT Contract Review, City of Sydney, 2010.
- Compost Market Reform, Compost Australia, 2010.
- Ministerial Action in Waste Policy Reform, DECCW, 2010.
- Waste Infrastructure Requirements, DECCW, 2010.
- Transfer Station Regionalisation, Dulverton, 2010.
- Triple Bottom Line Waste Options Analys, Lake Macquarie Council, 2010.
- Governance and Opportunity – A Position Paper, SULO, 2010.
- AWT Marketing and Strategy, Thiess, 2010.
- National Organics Strategy, Woolworths, 2010.
- Acquisition – A Strategy, WSN, 2010.
- AWT Tendering Reform, WSN, 2010.
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