About our company

Owner Council Equity Share

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 Sidling Road,Dulverton. This site has an expected life exceeding 50 years.

Further Reading: DWM Capability Statement

Our Values

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

Our role as a community owned service provider.

    • The opportunity to provide leadership in environmentally sustainable waste management;
    • Leadership that provides safe fulfilling employment in a challenging, ethical and participative work environment;
    • Commercial principles and governance that ensure sustainable cost; and
    • Competitive business activity.

Vision

Our vision is to be:
An innovative organisation recognised as leaders in holistic waste management in Tasmania.

Mission

Our mission is to:
Meet the communities' current and future needs by providing safe and sustainable environmental waste management, minimisation and recycling services.

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/

 

Cr Mike McLaren

Councillor

Latrobe Council

Chief Representative     

Mr Philip Adams

Environmental Engineer

Central Coast Council

                                

Cr Garry Carpenter 

Councillor

Central Coast Council

 

Ald Annette Rockliff

           Deputy Mayor

Devonport City Council

Mr Paul West 

General Manager

Devonport City Council

Cr Don Thwaites

Mayor

Kentish Council

Cr Phillip Richards

Councillor

Kentish Council

Mr Gerald Monson

General Manager

Latrobe Council

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 is currently a Director of Cradle Mountain Water, member of the Local Government Standards Panel and 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 with the University of Tasmania.

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. 

Mat Greskie - Chief Executive Officer

Mat has a degree in Engineering (Civil) from RMIT. After graduating with First Class Honours, Mat has worked in a variety of Engineering and Management roles for the past 12 years. Mat is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Director on a number of Boards including IPWEA (Australasia) and PCYC (Launceston). Areas of competence that he has developed are general management, waste management (landfill, domestic collection and waste transfer stations), project management, asset management and construction and maintenance of civil works.

Julie Wells - Finance and Administration Officer

Coming from a small business background, Julie has had extensive experience with both office and financial management.
Her most significant and rewarding positions have been Office Manager for a civil earthworks company and also co-owning a construction & security business in South Australia.

Joining the Dulverton Waste Management team in July 2012, Julie brings with her a wealth of MYOB experience and knowledge, along with enthusiasm for implementing new and improved office procedures. Julie's role will see her responsible for the internal accounting of the Authority, providing administrative support to the management team and board of directors, client service/liaison and ensuring the smooth running of the DWM office.

Melissa Pearce - Project and Operations Officer

Mel has a Diploma in Business and due to her previous 6 years experience in local government she also has a strong project, financial, administration and customer service background.

A fresh and enthusiastic member of the team, Mel will be responsible for co-ordinating and implementing many of the projects that Dulverton Waste Management undertake, as well as marketing Dulverton's compost products and assisting with office administration. Mel is a huge supporter of the Dulverton compost products and looks forward to their increasing acceptance as a more economical and sustainable substitute for synthetic fertilisers domestically and in larger scale agriculture.

Mel is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

Alison Holmstrom - Environmental Officer

Alison has an Advanced Diploma in Environmental Health and has previously worked as an Environmental Health Officer for Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council. She also holds a trade certificate in Horticulture (Parks and Reserves).
The combination of skills learnt in these two fields, along with a family background in agriculture, has led to a broad interest in how humans interact with our environment - particularly in relation to our food and water supply.

As Environmental Officer, Alison is responsible for ensuring that the business complies with the two Environmental Protection Notices issued to the landfill and the Dulverton Organics Recycling Facility (DORF). She also maintains the Environmental Management System (EMS) along with providing services relating to strategic and environmental guidance with some of the advisory services that Dulverton perform.

Anne Bridge - Project & Administration Officer

With an extensive background within the employment, community and training services sectors in project management, Anne also brings her extensive experience in office coordination and administration.

Accompanied with accreditations including a Diploma in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Project Management and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Anne's role with Dulverton Waste Management involves providing team support through finance and administration duties and undertaking project work.