Patons Lane Resource Recovery Centre
is an asset wholly owned by the
Bingo Industries Limited Group

Committee purpose

The purpose of a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) is to provide a forum for open discussion between representatives of the company, the community, the council and other stakeholders on issues directly relating to the facility operations, environmental performance and community relations, and to keep the community informed on these matters.

The committee provides a forum to:

  • Establish good working relationships between the company, the community and other stakeholders in relation to the facility
  • Provide for the ongoing communication of information on the facility operations and its environmental performance, including:
    • on project assessment including scoping of issues for assessment and comment
    • on the implementation of conditions of approval, the waste operations plan and any other management plans
    • the results of environmental monitoring
    • annual environmental management reports
    • outcomes of audit reports (including audits required as a condition of approval)
  • Provide an opportunity for comment on the facility’s environmental performance
  • Discuss community concerns and review the resolution of community complaints
  • Discuss how best to communicate relevant information on the project and its environmental performance to the broader community, and
  • Work together towards outcomes of benefit to the facility, immediate neighbours and the local and regional community

The committee may:

  • Provide feedback to the company and/or relevant State agencies regarding environmental management and community relation outcomes relating to the facility
  • Undertake regular visits of the facility operations, as necessary
  • Review the facility complaints-handling procedures and the handling of concerns or complaints from the community regarding waste operations, environmental management or community relations
  • Provide advice to the company on how to address community relationships, including:
    • the provision of information to the community
    • the identification of community initiatives to which the company could contribute
  • Liaise with other CLC’s of other waste facilities where there are common issues or where there is the potential for cumulative impacts, with a view to information sharing and joint meetings on matters of common interest

Responsibility for oversight of the facility’s compliance with the project approval and all other government approvals remains with relevant government agencies.

Read more on CLC:

© Patons Lane RRC 2018