Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA) is a Regional Subsidiary established by the Cities of Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay, pursuant to Section 43 of the Local Government Act, 1999.
Under our Charter, SRWRA is responsible for providing and operating waste management services on behalf of our Constituent Councils.
At a practical level, our core business activity is the management of our wholly-owned SRWRA Landfill and Recycling Operation employing innovative resource recovery approaches in managing all products and materials as valuable and finite resources. This is one of the state's major landfill operations currently receiving around 125,000 tonnes of waste annually.
Since 1996 SRWRA has been extracting landfill gas (methane) through its gas management plant. In the 2015/2016 financial year SRWRA generated over 18,000MWh from the Landfill facility, equivalent to powering more than 2,500 local homes. As a result, more than 6.8m cubic metres of methane was consumed with CO2 abatement equivalent to taking 26,000 cars off the road.
SRWRA's joint venture operation with Integrated Waste Services (IWS) has developed through 2015/16 with significant improvements in the recycling programme and the construction of the jointly operated Southern Recycling Centre (SRC).
SRWRA Annual Report 2015