20 November 2019

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What’s at stake? ➤ 50 direct job losses

➤ 1 million tonnes (per year) of recycling could be sent to landfill

➤ 40,000 tonnes of problem glass waste per year will not be recycled

➤ 1 million tonnes (per year) of sustainable resources - the Government will need to find another million tonnes of material to supply planned infrastructure, driving up costs and increasing heavy vehicle traffic

Supporting the community of Kingston Alex Fraser has been a proud member of the Kingston community for more than a decade. We have been working with Kingston City Council to identify ways to support the community realise its vision for the municipality. Along with an extension of our permit, Alex Fraser will provide $2.5 million over ten years ($250,000 per year) to support Council and sporting groups with the development or improvement of local sport and recreation facilities for the benefit of the Kingston community. In addition, in 2033, we will give the Kingston community ownership of the 22 hectares of land on which we operate. This land could then be redeveloped to service the community as public park and recreation space, including facilities like netball, soccer and football fields. Transferring land ownership gives the community certainty about land use, guaranteeing Alex Fraser will move. Alex Fraser cannot claim existing rights use of the land. To help fund that kind of community development, Alex Fraser would lease the land back from the community of Kingston until the planning permit expires in 2038; providing Kingston City Council with $1 million in rent every year.

Future use concept plan

This is a conceptual image of what Alex Fraser’s 22 hectares of land could look like in the future – owned by the local Kingston community.

Victorian Waste Management Association – 22 March 2019


“I write to you to convey the Victorian Waste Management Association’s concern regarding the potential closure of your Clarinda recycling facility and the unacceptable impact Sent via: peter.murphy@alexfraser.com.au this will have on the Victorian Dear Mr Murphy, waste and recycling network, I write to you to convey the Victorian Waste Management Association’s concern regarding the the environment, economy potential closure of your Clarinda recycling facility and the unacceptable impacts this will have on the Victorian and recycling andwaste local jobs.”network, the environment, economy and local jobs. Peter Murphy Managing Director Alex Fraser Group PO BOX 17 Laverton VIC 3028

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is one of Australia’s oldest waste and recycling associations representing a sector of 1200 Victorian businesses and 23,000 employees. Our purpose is to promote best practice and the highest industry standards, through the provision of membership services and advice on industrial relations, occupational health and safety and environmental regulations. I would like thank and acknowledge Alex Fraser for its great work in tackling problem materials like waste glass fines, as well as millions of tonnes of construction and demolition waste. You have successfully worked with government agencies, private firms and the waste and resource recovery sector to develop and drive markets for quality recycled materials. Businesses like Alex Fraser play a critical role in Victoria’s integrated waste and resource recovery network, transforming problem materials into valuable products to be used in infrastructure and other parts of the economy.

The Hon. Jaclyn Symes MP – Minister Your massive contribution to Victoria and the environment has been recognised by the Australian FreightResources Industry, with Alex – Fraser the 2018 2019 Australian Freight Industry Awards category for for 14 winning October ‘Waste and Recycling’, and nominated in the same year indirectly for your contribution to MIRRAT

which incorporated recycled material in therole road base. “project, I appreciate the important that your Victoria’s waste and recycling system has recently experienced an unprecedented level of interruption facility plays in recycling construction and loss of public confidence. Closure (even temporary) would have significant impact on Victoria’s materials the critical LEGEND recycling capability that resultingsupplement in the accumulation and stockpiling of waste material. The VWMA advocates for he continued operation of your site in Clarinda until an alternate site is fully operational. supply of extractive resources that are I needed look forward toto see build you and your business providing an essential service to the Victorian economy. new infrastructure Please contact me if you would like to discuss this important matter further. and housing across Victoria. With Thank you, the demand for extractive resources expected to double by 2050, the ongoing supply of well-located recycled Mark Smith construction materials will assist in Executive Officer Victorian Waste Management Association supporting a competitive construction 1 materials market, particularly as mature Level 1, Mirrat House, 46 Kooringa Way, Webb Dock West, Port Melbourne 3207 t. 03 9646 8590 PO Box 5, South Melbourne 3205 quarries come to the end of their ABN 95 922 065 177 production in the coming years.”

Roads Australia – 21 March 2019 “I write to convey Roads Australia’s concern about the proposed closure of the Alex Fraser Clarinda Recycling Facility and to express our strong support for the facility to be granted a 10-year extension of its current permit in order to seek and migrate to a new site.”

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