Recycling Discovery Hub. 

ACT NoWaste, ACT Government

Projects Over $150,000 2019

This submission covers the journey that allowed the Recycling Discovery Hub to grow from an idea into reality – and in this case, virtual reality. It took a willingness from both industry and government to invest significantly in community education and engagement, to work in partnership and to experiment with new technology to build a platform from which inspires the community.
The popularity of the ABC’s War on Waste and increasing awareness of global recycling issues meant that the time was right to engage the community in a more sophisticated and innovative way
The Recycling Discovery Hub is now a “showcase” recycling education centre catering to residents, school groups, community groups and cross-border residents from NSW who also use the Materials Recovery Facility. It is a key tool in enabling engagement and inspiring behaviour change both in the community and for industry.
The community is able to experience a virtual reality tour of the facility, which via gamification provides a safe but immersive and ‘hands-on’ way for users to undertake and understand some of the key tasks within a MRF. Back in the real world, visitors to the Hub will also discover what happens to their recycling through highly engaging displays, and hands-on interactives.

Awards Submission

Part B Supporting Documentation

Project Team: 

ACT NoWaste
Robbie Ladbrook, Recycling Discovery Hub ACT NoWaste- Project Lead and key client

Kim Harris, ACT Government Infrastructure, Finance and Capital Works – Project management

Aaron Binutti, Binutti Constructions Pty. Ltd– Building and construction compliance project management.

Robert Sly, Munn Sly Moore Architects Pty. Ltd– Architecture

Mark Bruce, Thylacine Pty. Ltd – Concept Design and interpretation approach
Robyn White, Thylacine pty ltd – Graphic approach

Kelly Noonan, Focus Productions Pty.Ltd – Interactives and displays

Protein one/ Rotor Studios Pty Ltd– Virtual Reality Experience design