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Waste & Resource Recovery Webinar – The General Environmental Duty: Implications for Waste and Resource Recovery Projects

  • When: Tuesday 25 May 2021
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST
  • Where: Online via Zoom using your PC or mobile
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This webinar is relevant to people working in State Government, Local Government, Water Corporations and from Waste & Resource Recovery organisations. This session will be useful to procurement professionals, project managers and facilities owners and operators in the waste and resource recovery sector. 

Principals, Stefan Fiedler and Kyle Gillan will discuss the impact of the introduction of the new Environment Protection Act 2017 and Regulations on waste and resource recovery projects and contracting. They will discuss the impact of the new legislation on commercial contracting across the full logistics chain from transport contracts, to facilities management contracts, and new major infrastructure projects.

This webinar will cover:

  • The new General Environmental Duty under the Environment Protection Act 2017
  • How to discharge the General Environmental Duty through your organisation’s contracting and procurement activities
  • The impact of the new General Environmental Duty on waste and resource recovery contracts, including collections, transport, disposal and infrastructure construction and management

The webinar will build your understanding of procurement, contracting and infrastructure construction in light of the new General Environmental Duty and reforms to the Environment Protection Act 2017.

Joining us will be Kyle Gillan and Stefan Fiedler from Russell Kennedy’s Waste & Resource Recovery team. Michael Bragg will facilitate the webinar.

Opportunity to submit your questions - Q&A

You have the opportunity to submit questions before the webinar, which will be answered live by Kyle and Stefan. Please submit any questions to You will also have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Webinar Details

We are utilising Zoom to run this webinar. Zoom is free to download and can be viewed from your PC/mobile device. 

The live webinar is free to attend and attendees will be sent a link to log into the live webinar room 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

DATE: Tuesday 25 May 2021

TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM AEDT

COST: This webinar is free to attend but bookings are essential as places are limited.

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Kyle Gillan

Kyle Gillan


Kyle is a construction and major projects lawyer with experience acting for councils and other government agencies, owners and contractors in relation to procurement of waste and resource recovery services and infrastructure. He understands the unique legislative and policy context for the waste and resource recovery sector.

Kyle advises on a range of procurement methods, including collaborative procurements for local government and regional waste management groups, long term service agreements, as well as infrastructure procurement methods such as construct only, design and construct (D&C), relationship contracting (collaborative contracting, managing contractor and alliances), public private partnerships/project finance, and facilities operation and maintenance. Kyle advises on standard form contracts, including Australian Standards, including for local government.

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Stefan Fiedler

Stefan Fiedler


Stefan bring 20 years’ industry experience within State Government (7yrs industry approvals and regulation) and private sector (13yrs legal) to his advocacy for Local Government. He is a leading environmental lawyer who acts for local government, water corporations, waste and resource recovery groups and corporations across various sectors including waste management, resource recovery, infrastructure, manufacturing, organics, rendering, logistics and agriculture.

His practice involves landfills, solid waste management, contaminated land and groundwater, EPA licensing and approvals, trade waste, reclaimed water, stormwater drainage and enforcement. Prior to practicing law, Stefan worked as an environmental engineer for the Environment Protection Authority.

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Michael Bragg


Michael practises in the areas of procurement, construction and infrastructure with his primary focus on contractual work. In his procurement work, he assists clients in drafting and interpreting contracts for the provision of goods and services, with a strong focus in waste and resource recovery sector. In this sector, Michael has significant experience assisting Victorian councils in drafting their waste and resource recovery contracts and advising in contractual negotiations.

In the construction and infrastructure space Michael focuses on “front end” contractual drafting. He is experienced in assisting with drafting construction contracts and related documents including Australian Standards. Michael also has experience in dispute resolution and has assisted construction companies and consultants in both small and large-scale disputes including Supreme Court matters, adjudications and commercial arbitrations. He is also a member of Society of Construction Law Australia.

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