New South Wales Energy-from-Waste Infrastructure Plan

Cleanaway notes changes to the NSW Energy-from-Waste policy released today by the NSW Government

Industry Updates - Resource Recovery

September 10, 2021


Cleanaway notes changes to the NSW Energy-from-Waste policy released today by the NSW Government. The new “Energy-from-Waste Infrastructure Plan” limits the development of Energy-from-Waste facilities to four Priority Infrastructure Areas, all of which are located outside the Sydney Basin, unless they meet certain criteria where the waste feedstock is a substitute to other fuels.

Since 2018 Cleanaway has been developing a proposal to construct a 500 ktpa Energy-from-Waste facility in Western Sydney, which is currently being assessed by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The project has been developed to meet Western Sydney’s growing needs for a localised sustainable waste disposal solution, while creating substantial construction and operating employment opportunities, and delivering valuable economic benefits for the area.

Cleanaway is considering the new Infrastructure Plan to find a way forward for its project that is consistent with the plan.

Cleanaway believes that Energy-from-Waste plays a key role in the waste value chain and transitioning to a circular economy. It provides a long-term solution for waste that cannot be diverted from landfill and delivers a superior environmental solution to landfill. Our Western Sydney project is being developed to exceed the most stringent global emissions standards for Energy-from-Waste.

Cleanaway has gained significant experience in developing the Western Sydney project proposal. It will leverage this into any proposed and new Energy-from-Waste development projects servicing Sydney or other jurisdictions across the country.