Commitments to action

Bega Valley Circular Economy initiative

Bega Valley Circular Economy Co-operative Limited, Bega Cheese Limited, NSW Government, Rabobank Australia, KMPG, Charles Sturt University, Bega Valley innovation hub, Bega Valley Shire Council, Bega Beef Co-op, Far South Coast Dairy Development Group, Addison Law Firm

The ‘Bega Circular Valley 2030’ (BCV 2030) aims to deliver a transformational high-impact regional development initiative with the pioneering vision to establish Bega Valley Shire (BVS) as the most circular regional economy in Australia that can be replicated by other regions globally.

It’s a holistic program developed by collaborating with local, national and global stakeholders to mobilise innovative circularity solutions across the 5 streams of water, waste, renewable energy, food systems and education. The program will build on and accelerate new and existing initiatives by embedding smart circular economy principles and skills.
Over the next 3 years, the program will implement the delivery of 15 flagship and 29 supporting circular projects to stimulate a regional circular marketplace and a vibrant ecosystem of diverse stakeholders, SMEs, technology innovators, researchers, academics, indigenous leaders, social ventures, NGOs, government and investors.

BCV 2030 is anchored in the community in the form of a membership-based Cooperative which will co-convene the program and optimise community participation. With a leading practice impact evaluation framework in mind, to measure the success (at both program and project level) and enabling a targeted focus of key circularity initiatives to create circular system change thinking and drive a 100% circular valley.


Private sector, Member state(s), Producer organizations, Civil society, Youth

Action Area(s)

Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production



Key contact

Barry Irvin, Bega Valley Circular Economy Co-operative Limited
[email protected]


Circular Economy, Holistic, Regional Marketplace



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