Waste and resource recovery service development timeline
The Service Development Timeline is a project management tool that will help councils through the process of planning and introducing a quality waste and recycling collection service.
Developed in consultation with council officers and the Local Government Working Group, the Service Development Timeline is easy-to-use.
It provides checklists, time frames and tips for the various stages in the collection service and contract development cycle. The period of focus is the critical two-year lead-up before a new service or contract starts.
The tool covers five distinct phases:
- consultation and planning
- preparing tender documents
- new service commissioning
- monitoring and review.
The tendering phases may not be directly relevant for day labour councils but the other checklists are useful whether services are provided in-house or outsourced.
The timeline tool was designed to complement the Model Waste and Recycling Collection Model Contracts package.
Built in Microsoft Excel, the tool can be adapted to suit individual council needs. Start by typing in the planned start date and all of the time frames and dates will automatically be calculated.
Waste and Resource Recovery Service Development Timeline (2005142_gov_wasteresrecovservdev.xls, 459KB).
For more information, contact the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on (02) 8837 6000 or by email at email@example.com
Page last updated: 27 July 2012