Our Vision – We have a business model that supports the delivery of long-term sustainable waste solutions

What this means

    • Delivering sustainable waste management solutions in an efficient and effective manner is essential to our business.
    • Our business model must reflect the current commercial environment, and have the flexibility to continually evolve as conditions change.
    • We must be able to understand and integrate the expectations of our member councils into a governance structure that is equitable and representative.

Outcomes

    • By 2023, our member councils will be receiving social and economic dividends for their investment.
    • We understand the acceptable level of cost our member councils are willing to pay, and have priced our services accordingly.
    • Our capital investments are efficiently utilised and we are financially sustainable over the long-term.
    • Our business model and governance structure are appropriate to enable the delivery of our services.

Key Challenges Affecting this Activity

    • Changes in legislation.
    • Potential withdrawals from the SMRC Establishment Agreement.
    • Stakeholder support
OUR OBJECTIVES

Our governance model supports an effective and efficient business model
We deliver operational activities efficiently
Our stakeholders are engaged and support our direction
Our business is financially viable and sustainable
We value our human resources

What we will do

Objective 2.1

Our governance model supports an effective and efficient business model
We will do this by:
a. Reviewing and improving our existing governance arrangements
b. Investigating alternative business delivery models to ensure our business practices are reflective of the commercial environment
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • Stakeholders are represented in accordance with equitable business outcomes
    • The governance model facilitates commercial and environmental outcomes
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • The community, member councils, public and private sector

Objective 2.2

We deliver operational activities efficiently
We will do this by:
a. Expand the options for the sale/reuse of the recovered materials
b. Educating our communities to understand the importance of the use of recovered materials
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • There is an increase in volume percentage of recovered materials sold/provided for reuse
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • Industry sectors that can potentially use recovered materials
    • Federal and State Government agencies

Objective 2.3

Our Member councils are engaged and support our direction
We will do this by:
a. Engaging with member councils on a formal regular basis
b. Operating within an appropriate governance structure
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • Member councils are represented within the governance structure
    • Member councils satisfaction with performance of the organisation
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • Member Councils

Objective 2.4

Our business is financially viable and sustainable
We wil do this by:
a. Achieving consensus on existing and future business models
b. Developing a sustainable, long-term financial resourcing plan
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • Our business plans are endorsed by our member councils
    • We have a strong financial position, with reserves set aside to provide for future challenges
    • Our loan strategies are met
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • Member councils, public and private sector

Objective 2.5

We value our human resources
We wil do this by:
a. Being a responsible and considerate employer
b. Providing a safe working environment
We will know if we’re succeeding when:
    • Employee satisfaction continues to improve
To achieve this we will need to engage with:
    • External independent service providers, SMRC employees
    • Federal and State Government agencies