South Australia's Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SAWRRIP) complements the 30- Year Plan for Greater Adelaide 2017 and has been developed to provide a clear guide for future waste and resource recovery infrastructure needs across the State and support a resource efficient economy in South Australia. This is the first time such a plan has been prepared for South Australia and its regions. This plan presents the best available information and data to project future waste flows, maps existing waste and resource recovery infrastructure by major types, identifies potential future infrastructure needs, investment opportunities, and the associated risks.
Since the release of the SAWRRIP, the Council of Australian Governments committed to progressively ban the export of plastic, paper, tyres and glass waste from January 2021. As a result, Green Industries SA reviewed the challenges and opportunities for South Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry with regards to these materials and produced an addendum. You can download the addendum here.
The Plan and the Companion Report provide intelligence for industry that will assist in informing investment decisions, identifies potential infrastructure
needs for specialised and problematic waste streams and considers soft infrastructure supporting the waste and resource recovery industry development.