The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) is a statutory local government authority established in 1991 by local governments in the southern part of metropolitan Perth. The SMRC is responsible for developing environmentally sustainable waste management solutions and climate change abatement measures for the communities of:
• City of Cockburn
• Town of East Fremantle
• City of Fremantle
• City of Kwinana
• City of Melville
The region encompasses 340 square kilometres within Perth’s southern metropolitan area and has a combined population of 258,687 people.
The SMRC operates a state of the art $100 million Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale, which receives, recycles, and processes waste from some of its member local governments and the community.
The SMRC is committed to assisting the State Government to work towards achieving its Zero Waste objective by 2020 and injects over $20 million per year into the economy and employs 60 staff and provides work for 100 local small businesses and contractors each month.