About us

Dulverton Regional Waste Management Authority, now trading as Dulverton Waste Management (DWM), was established for the management and disposal of waste generated predominately by its owners and the wider North West community when the need arose.

The landfill and organics facility is located at a disused clay quarry of 35ha off Dawsons Siding Road, Dulverton. This site has an expected life exceeding 50 years.

Further Reading: DWM Capability Statement



Dulverton Waste Management is seen as an innovative organisation and recognised as leaders in waste management in Tasmania.


Our Values

Our values drive how we work together with our Member Councils and the community in the delivery of all services and projects.

  1. Maintenance of a safe operating environment at each DWM workplace.
  2. Maintenance and enhancement of relationships with our community/stakeholders that are based upon openness, trust,
    fairness, honesty and integrity.
  3. Adherence to and compliance with relevant and accepted ethical standards, codes of conduct and legislation in all the
    Authority’s business dealings.
  4. Fair treatment of DWM employees and encouragement of employee initiative, teamwork and enthusiasm.
  5. Commitment to excellence and continual innovation and improvement in our business.


DWM operates as a Joint Authority under s30-39 of the Local Government Act of the Central Coast, Devonport City, Kentish and Latrobe Councils and is governed by the Authority Rules.

The membership of the Authority consists of two Representatives from each participating council to act on their behalf. The Representatives powers and duties are to periodically review the performance of the Board and individual directors, set terms of office and remuneration and approve corporate plans.
Links to Owner Council websites:

Central Coast Council: http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au/
Devonport City Council: http://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/
Kentish Council: http://www.kentish.tas.gov.au/
Latrobe Council: http://www.latrobe.tas.gov.au/

Owner Representatives

Cr Mike McLaren
Mr Philip Adams
Cr Garry Carpenter
Ald Annette Rockliff
Mr Paul West
Cr Don Thwaites
Cr Phillip Richards
Mr Gerald Monson

Environmental Engineer
Deputy Mayor
General Manager
General Manager

Latrobe Council
Central Coast Council
Central Coast Council
Devonport City Council
Devonport City Council
Kentish Council
Kentish Council
Latrobe Council

Chief Representative

Board of Directors

In 2008, a skills based Board was implemented consisting of four Board Members and one Chairperson.

Mr Grant Atkins – Chairman

Grant has had a career in local government spanning over 42 years, with 36 years of that period having been employed with the Kentish and Latrobe Councils, in the executive positions of Council Clerk under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1962 or as General Manager under the Local Government Act 1993.

Grant has had a long history of involvement with the Dulverton Regional Waste Management Authority being a member of the initial working group representing the four member councils that established the Authority. He has also served as an Owners Representative on the Authority and assisted in drafting the current rules for the Authority.

Grant also served in the positions of Owners Representative with the Cradle Coast Authority and Cradle Coast Water Authority. He was a Director of Cradle Mountain Water for six years, and is currently a member of the State Grants Commission. Grant is also a Justice of the Peace.

Mr Jeff McNamara – Director

Jeff worked in the local government sector in Tasmania and New South Wales for over 28 years.

He has extensive experience as both practitioner and at senior management level, including roles in environmental health, environmental management, pollution control and environment protection, building control, land use planning, human resource management, industrial relations, corporate governance, education and training, strategic planning, risk management, financial management, and community planning.

His interest in life-long learning has led him to embark on a new career in corporate governance and the tertiary education sector.

Mr Ken Clarke – Director

Ken has 25 years commercial experience as a finance and accounting professional. He has a Master of Business Administration from London Business School, post-graduate qualifications in finance and accounting, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

After studying in London, Ken worked as a management consultant in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. Since returning to Australia from overseas he has held senior management positions and provided consultancy services to private sector companies operating in the mining, manufacturing, waste and public utility industries in Tasmania, NSW and Queensland. Ken has expertise in the fields of finance, accounting, tax, strategic planning, product costing, business improvement and industrial relations.

Mr John Howard – Director

John’s expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, maintenance and risk management, asset and financial management and reporting.

He has worked for local Governments in three states as an employee and consultant for over 40 years. He has qualifications in civil engineering, economics, town planning and management.

John chaired the technical committee established by the four councils to investigate and create the Dulverton Regional Landfill in the 1990’s, while working as Manager Technical Services for Devonport City Council.

John was a Director of the Cradle Coast Authority for seven years.  He currently serves as an independent member of several Councils’ Audit Panels. His consultancy experiences include providing advice on public infrastructure to three levels of Government in Australia and overseas.


Meet the Team:

Mat Greskie – Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with First Class Honours
Graduate: Australian Institute of Company Directors
Extensive engineering and management experience in landfill, composting, domestic collection and waste
transfer stations, project management, asset management and construction and maintenance of civil works.

Melissa Pearce – Project and Operations Officer
Diploma in Business
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) – in progress
Project management specialist, including marketing coordinator for Dulverton’s compost products, backed by
extensive financial, administration and customer service experience.

Alison Holmstrom – Environmental Officer
Advanced Diploma in Environmental Health
Trade Certificate in Horticulture (Parks and Reserves)
Ensures compliance with the organisation’s Environment Protection Notices, maintenance of the
Environmental Management System and delivery of environmental advisory services.

Julie Wells – Finance and Administration Officer
Diploma of Accounting
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Business Administration – in progress
Office and financial management specialist coupled with client liaison and customer service skills.

Abbie Allan – Administration Officer
Provides extensive administration support and quality customer service.



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